Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has suspended the operations of vessels on all waterways across the country due to inclement weather caused by Cyclone ‘Sitrang’.
The suspension took effect at 10 am on Monday (October 24, 2022) and will remain in force till further notice, BIWTA public relations officer Mobarak Hossain told UNB.
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Besides, the leaves of all BIWTA officials have been canceled, he added.
The cyclone may cross the Barishal-Chattogram coast near Khepupara by Tuesday (October 25, 2022) early morning and because of the impact of the cyclone heavy rains would continue to lash the country, according to the latest bulletin of Bangladesh Metrological Department.
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