Published:  04:33 PM, 13 July 2019

All preparations taken to tackle flood: PM

All preparations taken to tackle flood: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the government has taken all sorts of preparation to tackle possible flood in the country.

"We’ve our preparations everywhere, we can face any kind of exigency, but we must remain alert so that flood can’t harm people," she said.

The prime minister said this at a function in her office marking the signing of the Annual Performance Agreement (APA) of the ministries and subordinate bodies.

Sheikh Hasina said the floodwater in hilly or haor areas or upper parts of the country will gradually come down to the low-lying areas. "At the end of August, that means August 17,18,19 the floodwater will come down slowly to the middle and the lower parts of the country, causing massive floods." 

She called this as the natural system of flood.

The prime minister, however, said flood also comes with some blessings. "It helps improve the fertility of land naturally and recharge groundwater," she said.

Hasina mentioned that the country sees good food production after every flood. "We must be careful so that flood doesn’t harm people, and we’re very much aware of that," she added.

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