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Minister inaugurates National Disaster Management Authority exhibition of IEC, promotional material including publications

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Islamabad, January 30, 2013 (PPI-OT): National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) arranged a 2-day exhibition of the IEC and promotional material including publications, audios and videos on disaster risk management as well as an Innovative Initiative Conference at Islamabad hotel.

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Changez Khan Jamali inaugurated the exhibition ceremony. The minister along with the Chairman NDMA Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir visited the stalls exhibiting the promotional material on DRM.

Mr Jamali said that events like these are the need of the time to disseminate the information to the general public/ masses on endeavours undertaken by the NDMA for disaster risk management.

He further stressed that exhibition of such kind should not only be limited to federal level but these promotional activities should be organized at provincial and district levels as well. He stated that NDMA has taken significant initiatives for disasters management that have struck the nation very frequently with various magnitudes.

NDMA is playing vital and effective role in raising awareness by disseminating knowledge on DRR and DRM through organizing such kind of exhibitions, trainings, workshops, conferences and campaigns to reducing risk to human lives and national economy.

Dr Zafar Iqbal Qadir stated that over the years NDMA has made a lot of progress and achieved significant results in managing disasters various disasters especially floods 2010, 2011 and 2012 with limited human and financial resources. He appreciated NDMA team for organizing such a successful event of today.

This 2-day exhibition and conference will help to develop a resource center at federal level that could serve with standardized material like publications, videos, audios, etc. to be used by any institution and service provider under Public-Private Partnership Programme.

Following the speeches was a fascinating performance by Junaid Sami Khan, who made the event a memorable, evening.

For more information, contact:
Ahmed Kamal
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)
Tel: +9251 9215412
Cell: +92300 5278981 and +92331-5657779


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