Government fears flood to linger

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Jul 22,2019


Chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on disaster management and relief AB Tajul Islam on Sunday said that the government feared that the flood would linger as there was a possibility of entering water from China through India.

Emerging from a meeting of the Jatiya Sangsad body in Parliament building, Tajul Islam said that the flood situation would be turned more serious if water from China entered Bangladesh.

He however assured that the government has enough preparation to tackle the situation.

Currently 28 districts of the country experience flood and the government fear that flood to be linger this year, he said.

He said that the JS body is happy over the activities of the disaster management and relief ministry.

He said that the ministry officials would visit flood affected areas from today.

Among others, disaster management and relief minister M Enamur Rahman, committee members Solaiman Haque Joarder (Selun), M Aftab Uddin Sarker, Mir Mostaque Ahmed Robi, Jewel Areng, Masud Uddin Chowdhury and Kazi Kaziz Sultana were present in the meeting.

According to the Europe based flood incident compilation website Flood List, heavy rain has triggered floods in parts of eastern China. Disaster authorities report that 6,351 people have been relocated and a total of 2,28,000 people were affected in Jiangxi province of China.

It also reported that in India the worst hit states are Bihar and Assam, where millions of people have been affected and over 2,00,000 displaced.

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