PM asks to remain prepared to face flood

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked all
concerned to remain prepared to tackle the flood as the water of the rivers
is on rising trend.

She gave the directive at a weekly cabinet meeting chaired by her.

The Premier joined the meeting from her official Ganabhaban residence here
while other cabinet members got connected from the Cabinet Division at
Bangladesh Secretariat.

After coming out of the meeting, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam
told a news briefing that, “A discussion was held about the flood. The Prime
Minister asked all to be prepared as the water level is increasing in the
Padma and Jamuna river basins.”

The Prime Minister asked the agriculture minister to ensure stock of T-Aman
paddy as people in flood affected areas can plant the paddy if they face
difficulties due to prolong water logging.