CHITTAGONG: Terming natural disaster as a big threat to human civilization, Food and Disaster Management Minister Dr M Abdur Razzak said the incumbent government has emphasized on minimizing the damage.
The minister came up with the observation while addressing, as chief guest, a seminar on ‘Disaster Risk Mitigation: Our Duty’ held here Thursday.
‘Amra Korbo Joy’ and Mass Literacy Campaign jointly organized the seminar in conference room of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI).
Mentioning experience of ‘Aila,’ the minister said “Media told about diarrhea after the disaster, but no one died because of government’s cordial effort.”
No one died unfed during the last three years, he added.
Terming health, education, medical treatment, agriculture, as important sectors, he said we are trying to face all the disaster though we have constraints of resources.
At the time, he mentioned that the government would recruit 65 thousand volunteers to face natural calamities.
Regarding earth quake, Dr Razzak said, “There is no scope of forecasting earth quake. Bangladesh is quake prone zone, strong quake may hit here any time, according to experts.”
The government has planned to train up 62 thousand volunteers to minimize damage of earth quake, among them 12 thousand have already trained, he added.
CEO of ‘Amra Korbo Joy’ Shawkat Bangali presided over the seminar while Dr Obaidul Karim Dulal, Professor of Sociology Department at Chittagong University, presented keynote at the seminar.
BDST: 1944 HRS, MAY 24, 2012
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