Staff Correspondent: With an apprehension of prolonged flood across the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the government officials to remain prepared for extending all sorts of support to the flood-hit people if the deluge is lingered.
“Every kind of assistance would have to be extended to the flood-hit people if the ongoing flooding is prolonged,” Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam said quoting the Prime Minister as saying.
Briefing newsmen after the regular weekly meeting at his Secretariat office Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam said that the Prime Minister gave them a clear-cut instruction of taking all-out preparations to tackle any situation as there was an apprehension that the flooding may be protracted.
He said the prime minister asked the government officials particularly the field-level ones to stay prepared all the time staying at their workstations to face any situation if the deluge is prolonged.
Simultaneously, the prime minister asked the government officials to be cautious in case of distributing relief materials amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The directives came from a regular weekly cabinet meeting with the Prime Minister in the chair this morning, a day after she gave similar instruction to her party leaders and activists.
The premier joined the meeting from her official Ganabhaban residence here while cabinet members and secretaries were connected from the Secretariat through video-conference.
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