'The World Meteorological Day 2023' is being observed today (Thursday), like in other countries of the world, to commemorate the emergence of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) as a specialized agency of the United Nations.
The theme of this year's day is 'The Future of Weather, Climate, and Water across Generations.
Both the President the Prime Minister termed the theme of the day as timely and significant.
In his message, President Md Abdul Hamid said that losses caused by natural disasters have been brought down to a large extent through giving accurate forecasts in advance to people in the country.
He said that although Bangladesh's location is in a moderately temperate zone, its weather and climate are becoming more extreme day by day. As a result, the country's agriculture, public health, fisheries as well as the overall ecosystem are facing an adverse situation, he said, adding that like other countries, Bangladesh is also carrying out research and using modern technologies to face the challenges of weather and climate change.
In her message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she is happy to know that Bangladesh is going to observe the World Meteorological Day along with 193 member-states of World Meteorological Organization tomorrow.
She said the Awami League government has been working relentlessly on disaster risk reduction, climate change and mitigating its challenges to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).