Early warning systems play vital role in fighting flood

Disaster minister says

Staff Correspondent

24 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Md Enamur Rahman said early warning systems and flood action plans introduced by the govt are playing important role in tackling disaster effectively.

The minister made the comment while speaking as chief guest at an inception of a five-year long Flood Resilience Project held at Spectra Convention Centre in the capital’s Gulshan area on Tuesday.

Dr Md Enamur Rahman also urged for better collaboration of the initiatives taken the government and different non-government organizations (NGO) for enhancing the community flood resilience.

The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, a multi-sector partnership focusing on finding practical ways to help communities in developed and developing countries strengthen their resilience to flood risk, organised the programme. Senior Secretary of General Economics Division, Planning Commission, Dr Shamsul Alam and Director (Research) of Department of Disaster Management Md Harun Rashid Mollah were present as special guests.

Among others, Country Director of Practical Action Hasin Jahan spoke in the programme while Concern Worldwide Country Director AKM Musha delivered welcome speech.

The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance is now working in three flood-prone districts- Faridpur, Gaibandha and Lalmonirhat in the country.