Islamabad, May 20, 2014 (PPI-OT): As part of annual monsoon preparedness, NDMA is holding consultative meetings in collaboration with all the provincial/ regional departments to review pre-monsoon preparedness and contingency planning for upcoming monsoon season at provincial/regional levels.
In this regard, a high level meeting was held at Karachi. Chief Secretary Sindh welcomed the participants while DG PDMA Sindh briefed the meeting on the level of preparedness and planning with regard to Monsoon Contingency Planning.
The participants of the meetings included Chairman NDMA Major General Muhammad Saeed Aleem, Director Response NDMA Lt. Col Raza Iqbal, Commissioners Karachi, Mirpurkhas, Sukkur and Hyderabad, Benazirabad (Nawabshah), Secretary Irrigation, provincial Secretaries, officials from Line Departments and other officers from NDMA and PDMA.
During the meetings, detailed presentations were made on the pre monsoon contingency planning / preparedness and appraised on the initiatives/measures undertaken to avoid any unforeseen situation and to ensure safety of life, property and infrastructure during monsoon season.
NDMA has already attended three consultative meetings on pre monsoon preparedness and contingency planning at Lahore (Punjab) and Peshawar (KP and FATA) respectively.
These meetings are prequel to National Conference on Monsoon Preparedness and Contingency Planning that will be organized by NDMA to incorporate inputs from all relevant Disaster Management Authorities including Federal Agencies as well concerned agencies of UN and INGOs in the Annual Contingency Plan of NDMA 2014.
For more information, contact:
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)
Tel: +9251 9215412
Cell: +92300 5278981 and +92331-5657779