Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ordered a continued review of preparedness measures for facing disasters alongside launching of a nationwide awareness campaign on Thursday (Apr 18), attributing repeated fire incidents.
“Government initiatives should be reviewed continuously which will help in handling the natural disasters”, said Hasina. She chaired a National Disaster Management Council (NDMC) meeting at the PMO, reports BSS.
"It is urgently needed to create public awareness over their dos and don'ts during any calamity alongside preventing (man-made) disasters," she said while addressing the National Disaster Management Council held at the Prime Minister's Office in the city.
She said a small guideline (related to disaster) will have to be disseminated massively informing people about their dos and don'ts in case of disaster.
The premier asked concerned authorities to publicize the government’s disaster-related directives to let everyone understand what one should do while facing disasters.
Sheikh Hasina urged all stakeholders to work in a coordinated manner to minimize people’s sufferings during floods and all other natural disasters asking all to keep in mind that geophysical features exposed Bangladesh to repeated natural disasters.