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Home minister: Steps underway to enhance capacity of Fire Service

  • Published at 06:49 pm March 29th, 2019
File photo of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal Collected
File photo of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal Collected

He says our fire fighters have already established an example of fast service

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said steps are being taken to enhance the capacity of the Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence Department for ensuring security in the city.

The minister was speaking as the chief guest at the inauguration session of the “Bangabandhu Inter-University Sports Champs 2019” at the Hatir Jheel in the city on Friday.

State Minister for Youth and Sports M Zahid Ahsan Russel presided over the session while Secretary in-Charge of the Youth and Sports Ministry Dr M Zafaruddin was present, among others.

He said: “We are taking steps to improve the capacity of fire service for security in the Dhaka city. We are appointing advisers in this regard. Following the suggestions of the adviser, the Fire Service Department will be recast.”

Kamal informed that one Fire Service station is being constructed in each upazila across the country.

He said the fire fighter of the Fire Service Department have already established an example of fast service. If anyone calls the Fire Service through 999, they are reaching the spot fast and taking necessary measures.

“Now, they are able to douse fire of the multi-storied buildings, as well. We will take initiatives to purchase more equipment in this regard,” he added.

The home minister added: “In 2009, when the fire took place in Bashundhara City, the fire fighters faced many difficulties. But now, they are working to control the fire of high-rise buildings.”