Minister Sharma urges local govts for disaster preparedness

Published On: April 28, 2023 01:45 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 28: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Rekha Sharma, has insisted on prioritizing disaster preparedness so as not only to reduce the impact but the risk as well. She urged the local governments across the country to take measures for mitigating disaster risk.  

While inaugurating a rehearsal for disaster preparedness and response at Tulsipur of Dang today, the Minister said timely preparedness would help reduce the impact of disasters. 

Stating that Nepal incurred significant losses of lives and properties in incidents of earthquake, floods and landslides in the past, the Minister said the consequences could not be mitigated in absence of disaster preparedness. 

Minister Sharma, also the government spokesperson, was of the opinion that the people's representatives and civil society leaders should know about disaster preparedness and their learning would be of a great use during a disaster.





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