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Cargo handling commences at Chittagong port hours after the super cyclone crosses the coast

The cargo handling Operations at the Bangladesh's premier Chittagong port resumed on May 22nd morning, hours after the super cyclone crossed the coast between West Bengal and Bangladesh.The operations were suspended on May 19th due to Cyclone Amphan and warning signal number ten was hoisted at the port.

This morning the cargo handling operations commenced after the Maritime Port was advised to lower the great danger signal number to local cautionary signal number three.

The container vessels began to get anchored at the port jetties and the container delivery resumed after 11 am.  

Omar Faruk, Secretary to Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) was quoted by the Bangladesh media that the port operations resumed at around 11am on May 21st after the Met office lower the signal number.

Around 90 per cent of the country’s exports and imports take place through the port.

A total of 265 households have partially been damaged due to the severe Cyclone Amphan in Chittagong district. However, Chittagong reported no casualty.

District Relief and Rehabilitation Officer Shojib Kumar Chakraborty said they could keep the damage at minimum level as they were on high alert.

4046 shelters were kept ready to combat the cyclonic storm

4046 shelters were kept ready to combat the cyclonic storm and 64,000 people were moved to the shelters in Chittagong. That’s why, the damage was very little,” claimed the official.

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