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PM: Awareness campaign about disaster urgently needed

  • Published at 03:17 pm April 18th, 2019
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses the National Disaster Management Council held at the Prime Minister's Office on Thursday, April 18, 2019 PID

The premier said it will have to make the National Disaster Management Council's preparedness timely, reviewing the preparation from time to time

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday stressed the need for conducting massive awareness campaign regarding dos and don'ts during any calamity alongside making the disaster preparedness time-befitting one.

"It is urgently needed to create public awareness over their dos and don'ts during any calamity alongside preventing [man-made] disasters," she said while addressing the National Disaster Management Council held at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in the city.

The premier said it will have to make the National Disaster Management Council's preparedness timely, reviewing the preparation from time to time.

She said a small guideline (related to disaster) will have to be disseminated massively informing people about their dos and don'ts in case of disaster.

The prime minister emphasized conducting the awareness campaign at personal and organizational levels alongside the national level.

She directed the authorities concerned to take measures not only to face calamities but also to prevent man-made disasters like fire incident through appropriate plans.