Mayor of Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) and Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) Sheikh Anser Aziz has said that MCI has taken consolidated steps for improving performance of Emergency and Disaster Management (E&DM) Directorate. Capacity of Directorate would be improved, strengthened and further upgraded to cope with any emergency situation or natural calamity.
Mayor expressed these views while chairing a meeting held at CDA Headquarters here on Saturday.
The meeting was attended by the senior officers of MCI and CDA. Meeting reviewed performance of E&DM Directorate.
He said that staff of Emergency and Disaster Management Directorate has proved their professionalism and technical expertise not only in the twin cities but also in other parts of the country. He said that special arrangements are being made for imparting professional training of rescue workers and inclusion of latest fire tenders in the fleet.
On this occasion, Mayor was apprised that during the last week responded 42 emergency calls. Out of these calls, four (04) were about fire eruption at green areas, 10 calls about electric fire, One (01) call of house fire, one (01) canteen/shop fire, one (01) call about Industries and three (03) calls were about vehicles fire were also received and addressed promptly.
The meeting was informed that during the last week 13 rescue calls of different natures were also received which were also promptly responded.
The meeting was informed that these calls were received from different areas including Aabpara, Margalla Hills, sector F-8/4, F- 10/3, Near Zero Point, F-7/1, G-10/2, G-6/1-2, G-14, Orchard Scheme, Bela Road G-10/1, G-7/2, G-13/3, I-9/2, G-9/3, F-11/2 and Markaz G- 9.