WB to provide $113 million to modernize weather warning systems

The Bangladesh government and the World Bank have signed a $113 million agreement to modernize weather forecasting and early warning systems.

The project includes the development of a community-level early warning system for flash floods, thunderstorms and droughts in the Netrakona, Sunamganj, Rajshahi and Naogaon districts that will affect more than 1 million people.

The project will also develop information kiosks in 487 Upazilas and display boards at 4,051 Unions that will provide 30,000 farming households with access to weather and water related information, allowing them to plan ahead and deal with climate uncertainties. Read more

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