Sunday, 28 November, 2021

NEWS in brief

Symposium on disaster risk reduction held

A two day symposium titled “Disaster Risk Reduction: Towards a Disaster Resilient Bangladesh through Integrated Cooperation” was virtually held recently.

Over 100 participants from home and abroad took part in the event organised by BUET-JIPDUS.

As Bangladesh is located close to the junction of three plates (Indian plate, Eurasian plate, and Burmese microplate), and with a focus on disaster-mitigation measures, speakers at this symposium stressed the importance of implementing the earthquake early warning (EEW) system in Bangladesh.

The symposium started off by presenting the potential of Japan’s advancement through the nationwide application of the EEW system.

Prof Dr AFM Saiful Amin presented the possibility of developing an EEW system for Bangladesh and he described the current capacities of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department.  Prof Satya Prasad Majumder, vice-chancellor of BUET, inaugurated the opening ceremony as the chief guest.