Prime Minister stresses on effective disaster management and preparedness

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Kathmandu: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has stressed on effective priority to disaster management.

In the high-level meeting on mitigation of monsoon disaster risk and risk response held today at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, he said that since the country has a high risk of natural disasters, disaster management should be prioritized in the coordinated efforts of all three security agencies.

The Prime Minister said, “There are ups and downs in politics, but the government and State agencies should not forget their responsibilities. Nepal is a high risk country in terms of disasters. This year the weather is expected to be unfavorable. So let’s prepare properly to tackle the possible risk. We also have resources in disaster management, but realizing that we are not able to mobilize the resources due to the complications of the procedures, let’s modify it so that it can be mobilized easily. Let’s focus all the attention of all agencies of the state on preparedness and risk reduction.”

In the discussion, he expressed gratitude for the preparations made by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Nepal Army. In the discussion, the Prime Minister was informed about the preparedness of disaster management on behalf of the Nepal Army and the Ministry of Home Affairs and the preparations made by it regarding risk prevention.

Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Ravi Lamichhane, Chief of Army Staff Prabhuram Sharma, Acting Chief Secretary Leeladevi Gadtaula, Home Secretary Ek Narayan Aryal, Defense Secretary Kiran Raj Sharma, Inspector General of Police Basant Kunwar, Inspector General of Armed Police Force Raju Aryal and other officials participated in the meeting. (RSS)