Local Government, Rural Development (LGRD) and Cooperatives Minister Tazul Islam on Tuesday urged the public representatives of local government to be prepared to face Cyclone Yaas which is likely to hit by Wednesday noon.
He said they have already opened a control room (phone no. 9545415) to monitor and coordinate the work of different agencies under local government division (LGD).The minister came up with the directives at an emergency virtual meeting on Cyclone Yaas.
Tazul Islam said there is close contact between public representatives and people and they can play a vital role in raising awareness about the natural disaster.
He directed the officials concerned to be in constant touch with the central control room and other locally opened control rooms in the coastal areas to deal with any situation.