Govt to construct 220 cyclone centres: Maya


The government has taken initiatives to construct 220 diversified cyclone shelter centers in the coastal and cyclone prone areas in the country.

“A total of 220 diversified cyclone shelters are being constructed at 86 upazilas of 16 districts under “Construction of cyclone shelters at coastal and cyclone prone areas” project,” said the minister.

Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya told this while replying to a starred question placed by treasury bench lawmaker AFM Bahauddin Nasim of Madaripur-3 at the House here today.

Of the cyclone shelters, 14 cyclone shelters will be built in Satkhira, 15 in Bagerhat, 16 in Khulna, 14 in Barisal, six in Jhalkhati, seven in Pirojpur, 16 in Barguna, 25 in Patuakhali, 21 in Bhola, eight in Lakhipur, 13 in Noakhali, 12 in Chittagong, 19 in Cox’s Bazar, 24 in Chadpur, nine in Comilla and one will be built in Feni.