Disaster prevention rehabilitation staff ready for work

Waheed Phulpoto

Shikarpur—A meeting on disaster prevention, disaster resilient rehabilitation and pre and post monsoon measures was organized by HANDS Shikarpur funded by Medico International [MI] at office of the National Commission for Human Development [NCHD] Shikarpur here on Tuesday.
Agha Waheed Ahmed, the Social Welfare Officer was the chief guest on the occasion. Riaz Ali Mahar, the Sub Engineer of Hands Shikarpur presented an orientation presentation about pre and post monsoon measures while also presented their quarterly progress.
Addressing on the occasion, he said that Hands Shikarpur has been working in four union council of Shikarpur including Union Council Zarkhail, Union Council Jano Shikarpur, Union Council Pir Bakhsh Shujrah and Union Council Lodra under the banner District Disaster Management Authority [DDMA] to create awareness among the villagers pertaining pre and post measures of monsoon, earthquake, fire incidents and other natural and unnatural disaster while the villagers of these union councils are now well trained that how they can control atmosphere of natural and unnatural disaster if it comes and set up committees consisting people of the villages, who have kept the contact numbers of Pakistan Disaster Management Authority [PDMA] as well as district administration while Hands has started 100 Community Protective Infrastructure [CPI] Schemes, under the banner Community Based Disaster Risk Management [CBDRM] of earth filling, bridge culvert, hand pump, box culvert and pipe culvert in these four union councils in which 45 CPI Schemes have been completed yet.
Furthermore, Hands Shikarpur has started a tree plantation campaign to plant 1000 trees with the support of Forest Department Shikarpur in four union councils both sides of the road to improve the environmental atmosphere and identify the way if any an emergency take place.
While, Hands Shikarpur has also arranged gatherings to share experiences of the villagers with each others to empower them at local level.

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