Dhaka : Bangladesh will build 2,000 new cyclone centres in the 15 coastal districts this year following the deadly cyclone Sidr on Nov 15, 2007, local newspaper The Financial Express reported Tuesday.
Food and Disaster Management Secretary Mohammad Ayub Miah of the Bangladesh caretaker government said this while inaugurating a workshop on “Cyclone Sidr 2007: Early Recovery” here Monday.
He said the new cyclone centres would be built as part of the government’s disaster preparedness.
A sub-committee for setting up the cyclone centres has been formed to submit a report within this month on how the cyclone centres could be made sustainable, he said.
Cyclone Sidr, one of the fiercest to hit Bangladesh in recent years, battered the country’s southern and southwestern coastal areas, leaving thousands of people dead and about eight million affected. The cyclone caused about $2.3 billion in economic loss.