Creating awareness about early preparedness to reduce disaster risks

Publish: 11:37 AM, July 4, 2018 | Update: 11:37:AM, July 4, 2018

GAIBANDHA  – Speakers at a function here today underscored the need for creating much awareness to the people of disaster prone areas here about early preparedness in a bid to reduce risks of natural calamities.

“As flood has become one of the natural calamities in the district and visits here every year creating untold sufferings to the people, an emphasis should be given to address it properly avoiding huge losses of properties through cordial and united efforts of all”, they said.

They made the comments while addressing an emergency meeting of district disaster management committee jointly organized by district administration and district relief and disaster rehabilitation office at the conference room of District Collectorate Building here on Tuesday.

In the meeting, the district level officials who work at pre, during and post period of disaster to mitigate the sufferings of the people and to save the lives of the domestic animals and poultry birds presented their doings and strategies about floods elaborately.

With deputy commissioner (DC) Goutam Chandra Pal in the chair, the meeting was also addressed, among others, by superintendent of police (SP) Engineer Abdul Mannan Miah, additional deputy commissioner (General) Muhammad Mizanur Rahman, deputy director of DAE AKM Ruhul Amin and executive engineer of BWDB
Mahbubur Rahman,.

DC Goutam Chandra Pal urged the district level officials concerned to be cautious and alert to face the possible flood courageously through avoiding huge losses of agri-crops, fishes, roads and other assets and more sufferings of the people.

The DC also asked the officials and the employees of BWDB to enhance their vigilance on flood control embankments here so that none could cut or damage it. SP Abdul Mannan Miah said the law enforcers had been directed to be active and alert and sub control rooms had been opened at Balashighat and Karmajani areas of the district to check the piracy in the river of the Brahmaputra and the river basis areas during the floods.

All the members of the committee including upazila chairmen, UNOs, upazila project implementation officers and journalists participated in the meeting.