EU envoy highlights importance of protecting Sundarbans
Publish- May 19, 2020, 03:20 PM
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Ambassador of the European Union (EU) Rensje Teerink has laid emphasis on protecting the Sundarbans as it provides a natural barrier to cyclones.
She also hoped that Bangladesh will be spared as much possible due to the super cyclonic storm "Amphan".
"Bracing ourselves and hoping that Bangladesh will be spared as much as possible. It once again points to the importance of protecting the Sundarbans, as it provides a natural barrier to cyclones," the EU envoy wrote on her Facebook wall.
The super cyclonic storm, "Amphan", was laying over west-central Bay and adjoining area, and moving north and northeast-wards on Tuesday morning.
Amphan may cross Bangladesh coast between Khulna-Chattogram late tonight or Wednesday.