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Activities at Ctg Port suspended, 13 flights cancelled

Published : Sunday, 10 November, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 114

CHATTOGRAM, Nov 9: The operational activities of Chattogram Port have remained suspended since Friday evening after great danger signal number 9 was issued for the port.
All 17 ships have left the jetties and taken shelter in safer areas to lessen the damage by severe cyclonic storm 'Bulbul'. Md Omar Faruk, secretary of Chattogram Port Authority (CPA), told the Daily Observer that the port authorities declared its own
alert No 4. He said all 100 ships that were staying in the outer anchorage have already taken shelter in the deep sea areas in Kutubdia and Moheshkhali.
Omar Faruk said all jetties of the port have been vacated, removing the ships from the port channel area.
Besides, lighter ships and small vessels have taken to the upstream of Shah Amanat Bridge area.
Meanwhile, Wing Commander Sarwar E Jahan, Manager of the Chattogram Shah Amanat International Airport said operations of Chattogram Shah Amanat International Airport have been suspended for 14 hours from 4:00pm on Saturday.
Alam also said that a total of 13 flights, including four intrernational flights, have been cancelled from the Shah Amanat Airport.
Bangladesh Meteorology Department issued great danger signal No. 10 for the maritime ports of Payra and Mongla and great danger signal No 9 for Chattogram.
Chattogram district administration has taken all preparations to face the cyclonic storm Bulbul. A total of 479 shelters have been opened for the people of the coastal areas of the district.
The district administration control room sources said nearly 8 lakh people would be accommodated in those shelter centres.
Meanwhile, the control room sources said that nearly one lakh people have taken shelter in the centres.
Dr Azizur Rahman, civil surgeon of Chattogram, said they have kept ready a total of 284 medical teams with 5,000 health workers, adequate number of volunteers of the Red Crescent.

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