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.