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Govt to buy rescue equipment at Tk 158.91cr
Published : Friday, 12 June, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 12

The government is procuring equipment costing Taka 158.91 crore for conducting quick rescue operation immediately after any disaster.
"We have already procured modern equipment from various countries at a cost of Taka 63 crore to conduct immediate rescue operation during any disaster," Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya, Bir Bikrom, told the House on Thursday while replying to a question from Jatiya Party member Peer Fazlur Rahman. He said the modern equipment to be procured more would be used for expediting and infusing dynamism into rescue operation in the aftermath of any disaster either natural or manmade.
"The government has also trained 30,000 volunteers under a project of CDMP for engaging them in rescue operation immediately after the natural disaster in the country," he said.
The Minister said a map indicating earthquake hit risk is being prepared under the project.    ?BSS

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