| 20 May 2020, 00:00 | Update : 20 May 2020, 16:50
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government has all the necessary preparations to protect the lives and property of people from Super Cyclone Amphan.
“We’ve the preparations (to protect lives and property from the fury of the cyclone)...we always pray to Allah so that the cyclone doesn’t cause any loss to lives and property,” she said while addressing a meeting of the National Disaster Management Council.
The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction over the preparations and thanked all concerned for taking proper measures in this regard, said PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim while briefing reporters.
Sheikh Hasina said this cyclone, which is a natural disaster, has come at a time when the government has been working to overcome the coronavirus crisis.
“We can’t resist it (cyclone) but we can take measures to protect the lives and property of people as much as possible. And we’ve been taking these measures,” said Hasina who attended the meeting from Ganobhaban through a videoconference.
She said 13,241 cyclone shelter centers have been opened in coastal districts where some 20 lakh people have already taken shelter.
The ministers concerned, the cabinet secretary and chiefs of the three services joined the meeting from the Secretariat.
But State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Md Enamur Rahman attended it from Ganobhaban.