Effective plan being followed to enhance disaster management capacity: NDMA


ISLAMABAD, May 31 (APP):The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is following an effective plan to enhance capacity of its attached departments for a befitting respond in natural calamities, a senior official of the authority said Tuesday.

Accordingly, he said, a National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) had been formulated for better performance of the disaster management bodies in natural calamities like floods,landslides, earthquakes, drought, tsuami, cyclone, glacier lake outburst flood, avalanches and tropical sea storms.

He said the plan identified 10 priority areas, 41 strategies and 122 projects in the domain of institutional development, capacity building, awareness, early warning system, human resource development,

hazard and risk assessment etc said an official of ministry of climate change.

The NDMP identifies roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders involved in disaster management and facilitates various organization/agencies to undertake interventions as identified in NDMP to achieve the desired results, he added.
The official said the NDMP had also responsibility for National hazard and vulnerability assessment, macro level risk assessment for entire country completed, while micro level assessment under progress.

To a question, he said NDMA, being the leading federal agency, has the overarching role to develop sustainable operational capacity and professional competence to coordinate emergency response.

He said the authority progressively attained the capacity to support about 300,000 people all over the country through its well stocked ware houses located on regional basis in any kind of disaster.