BIDA government chairman Lokman Hossain Miah, Office of Disaster Administration director typical Mijanur Rahman, FBCCI president Md Jashim Uddin and DCCI president Md Sameer Sattar, amid other individuals, are current in a symposium organised jointly by the DCCI and the Strengthening Urban Community-Non-public Programming for Earthquake Resilience (Super) Project Consortium in the capital Dhaka on Saturday. — New Age image

Speakers at a symposium on Saturday claimed that technological know-how, finance and PPP initiative are important in constructing catastrophe resilient Smart Bangladesh.

They reported this when addressing a symposium on ‘Private sector’s participation in catastrophe hazard management: to Smart Bangladesh’ organised jointly by the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Sector (DCCI) and Strengthening City Community-Personal Programming for Earthquake Resilience (Super) Challenge Consortium at a metropolis hotel, stated a push launch.

Tremendous venture is a consortium initiative executed by DCCI, ActionAid Bangladesh, United Function and World Vision supported by European Union Civil Safety and Humanitarian Help.

Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, mayor of the DSCC, and Md Atiqul Islam, mayor of the DNCC, joined nearly as particular company.

Government chairman of BIDA Lokman Hossain Miah, FBCCI president Md Jashim Uddin and director normal of Section of Catastrophe Management Mijanur Rahman spoke as the visitors of honour.

DCCI president Md Sameer Sattar chaired the symposium.

Talking on the event, DSCC mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor explained that disaster chance management system need to be applied as a result of general public-private partnership manner to make it a lot more sustainable.

 He also proposed earning personal sector emergency procedure centre (PEOC) powerful. He also informed that there are some 75 wards below DSCC and every has about 400 volunteers to operate.

‘DSCC has now allotted elevated budget for trainings and fire drills. To make Smart Bangladesh, we all require to perform hand in hand,’ he extra.

DNCC mayor Md Atiqul Islam reported that hearth drills need to be built mandatory at places of work, residences and markets to raise recognition.

‘Moreover, we really don’t have underground utility company mapping and because of to absence of proper GIS mapping, in some cases it gets risky to do infrastructure associated is effective primarily on the roadways,’ he additional.

Atiqul also claimed that if the canals can be re-claimed, then these would be a great resource of drinking water if any hearth incident happens.

He also urged the entrepreneurs of commercial towers to organize recurrent hearth drills and make sure sufficient place in the tower.

He also said that the government could not by itself put into practice disaster risk management.

Government chairman of BIDA Lokman Hossain Miah urged all to abide by the building code.

He claimed, ‘Where there is life, there are risks. Therefore, we have to have a grasp plan for staying a disaster resilient region.’

Terming Dhaka as the most vulnerable city in Bangladesh, Lokman said not only Dhaka, but they have introduced also the whole region less than a grasp strategy.

He also termed technological innovation as a potent resource to battle in opposition to catastrophe as nicely as pressured on easy funding system to confront disasters.

FBCCI president Md Jashim Uddin mentioned that in terms of companies, the regional organizations are in a aggressive earth.

‘Any catastrophe could hurt our competitiveness in the international marketplace,’ he claimed.

‘We simply cannot let our industries and staff members or employees to be endangered by any catastrophe. We’ve to detect the dangerous factories and industries and therefore make them completely ready for dealing with disasters,’ Jashim stated.

He also stated that the capability of the fireplace assistance and civil defence must be strengthened far more.

‘There is no option to keeping compliance in our industries. In that case personal sector has a major purpose to enjoy along with the community sector.’

Mijanur Rahman, director basic of Department of Catastrophe Management, explained that the disaster chance administration should be inclusive.

‘Since Bangladesh is positioned in a disaster-vulnerable zone, hence we have to be all set with satisfactory tools. Technological innovation can enjoy a pivotal purpose in facing catastrophe risks,’ he additional.

He also urged the younger era to be engaged in catastrophe hazard management procedure.

DCCI president Sameer Sattar in his opening remarks reported that solid public and personal sector fraternity is essential to steer the substantially-needed catastrophe risk management along with a lengthy-time period learn approach to safeguard the industries.

He stated disaster danger has significantly-reaching penalties on the sustainability of business where Bangladesh can give a wide array of economic resources to increase the financial resilience of private sector as catastrophe regulate measures.

Later, a website of personal sector crisis procedure centre was launched.

DCCI senior vice-president SM Golam Faruk Alamgir (Arman) presented the vote of many thanks.

Two parallel sessions titled ‘Disaster risk management financing strategy’ and ‘Technology in DRM toward good Bangladesh’ ended up held below the symposium where similar stakeholders also spoke.