Ensure facilities while constructing buildings: PMBangladesh Sangbad Sangstha / New Age Online
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday stressed the need for constructing buildings suitable for weather and environment by maintaining the building code.
‘There should be proper ventilation facilities in all buildings side by side other facilities,’ she said.
Sheikh Hasina said this while presiding over a meeting of the National Disaster Management Council, held at her office in the city this morning.
After the meeting, PM's Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad briefed the reporters.
He said the Prime Minister also called for planting certain species of trees which would protect embankments. ‘Bangladesh is a disaster- prone country and we have to survive by facing calamities’ she said.
Sheikh Hasina said once the country had earned bad reputation as a disaster-hit country. ‘But we have been able to erase this bad name by tackling disasters efficiently, and many countries follow us in handling disasters,’ she said.
The Prime Minister said the government has identified some problems in disaster management and framed a law to this end. ‘We will have to tackle the disasters with courage,’ she said.
She also gave directives and advices to the authorities concerned about different aspects of disaster management.
The meeting discussed in detail the decisions taken earlier and their implementation.
It also discussed the issues of coordination of development activities with earthquake and city disaster management and the observance of the International Disaster Reduction Day on October 13.
Home Minister Dr Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir, Food Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque, Disaster Management Minister AH Mahmud Ali, State Minister for Public Works Advocate Abdul Mannan Khan, Cabinet Secretary M Musharraf Hussain Bhuiyan and concerned secretaries were also present at the meeting.
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