All-out preparations taken to face cyclone: PM

Staff Correspondent,
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government has taken all-out preparations to face the Cyclone Bulbul, which is moving towards the Bangladesh coasts.

Addressing the 13th conference of Bangladesh Jatiya Sramik League at Suhrawardy Udyan on Saturday (Nov 9), she urged people of the country to pray to the Almighty so that the cyclone does not cause much devastation.

"We’ve taken all-out preparations to face the cyclone and protect people… All preparations have also been taken for post-cyclone relieve activities," the prime minister said.

Met office said the Cyclone Bulbul formed over the Bay of Bengal has gathered more wind speed and is moving towards the coasts in Bangladesh and India’s West Bengal.

It said around 1pm on Saturday (Nov 9) that the cyclone was 280 kilometres away from Mongla maritime port, 315 kilometres from Pyra, 470 kilometres from Cox’ Bazar and 475 kilometres from Chattogram.

According to meteorologists, the wind speed at the centre of the cyclone is ranging from 130 kilometres to 150 kilometres.