Calami­ties dam­ages to be re­duced with af­fec­tive plan­ning

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

ISLAMABAD—Ap­pro­pri­ate plan­ning and putting ef­fec­tive strat­egy in place can help mit­i­gate the ad­verse im­pact of global me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal changes that had reached ex­treme lev­els due to global warm­ing and chang­ing “cli­mate change pat­terns”.

Spokesman Na­tional Dis­as­ter Man­age­ment Au­thor­ity, (NDMA), Ahmed Ka­mal told APP that nat­u­ral dis­as­ters are un­avoid­able but the dam­age from such tragedies can rea­son­ably low­ered through for­mu­lat­ing nad keep­ing an af­fec­tive and com­pre­hen­sive strat­egy in place to ad­dress cer­tain key area is­sues.

Tree plan­ta­tion, with proper re­plan­ta­tion for ev­ery cut­ting tree at the same place, ef­fec­tive plan­ning for land use, proper drainage sys­tem, con­struct­ing more reser­voirs are the ba­sic steps to re­duce life and land losses due to nat­u­ral dis­as­ters, he said.

He said mon­soon was a good op­por­tu­nity for our coun­try and if the wa­ter con­ser­va­tion strat­egy has been adopted to save the wa­ter in ponds and dams, it would not only cater needs of the lo­cal ar­eas but also help pre­vent soil ero­sion.

Spokesman NDMA fur­ther in­formed that im­prove­ment in in­ter-pro­vin­cial and in­ter-de­part­men­tal co­or­di­na­tion would also be im­per­a­tive to check the losses of un­pre­dictable dis­as­ters.—APP

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