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 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said climate change, pandemic and the destruction of nature are common threats and these should unite all in working towards a common solution — a cleaner, greener and safer world, reports UNB.
 “As we say in Bangla: ‘Bhabia korio kaj, koria bhabio na’ (think before you act, not after you’re done), we should not do anything that cannot be reversed,” she mentioned in her recent article published in the Financial Times, one of the world’s most respected newspapers with its editorial offices located in London, although it was purchased by Japan’s Nikkei Inc. in 2015.
 “My country is a land of great rivers, vast coastlines and resilient people. But 2020 has been a test for us like no other,” the prime minister wrote mentioning that in May, cyclone Amphan left a trail of devastation in its path in the south-western parts and then monsoon rains marooned one-third of the country, leaving thousands of people displaced and damaging vast tracts of crops.
 When water batters through someone’s house, destroying his or her possessions, leaving pollution and disease in its way, it is tough, she wrote.
“It is doubly tough in a year when Covid-19 has struck, making it difficult to access clean water vital for sanitation and pandemic prevention,” the article reads.
 She wrote, “As I write in Dhaka, the waters of the Brahmaputra and Padma basins are receding. My people are getting their lives back, albeit under the shadow of coronavirus.”
“As ever, they are drawing up plans to ensure we are better prepared in the future, because in Bangladesh there is always a next time. The climate crisis does not sleep,” she added.