CDOs Instructed to Prioritize Disaster Response

Home Secretary Eaknarayan Aryal has directed chief district officers (CDOs) nationwide to prioritize disaster response coordination. In a virtual meeting on Thursday, Aryal emphasized the need for collaborative efforts with local levels to manage monsoon-related incidents.

Addressing the CDOs of all 77 districts, and the coordinators and members of command posts on Thursday through the virtual medium, the Home Secretary directed the officials to collaborate and coordinate with the local levels for the management of the disaster-related incidents that could happen in the monsoon season.

In the event attended by the security officials, Secretary Aryal asked the participants to work in the areas of disaster preparedness and response plans.

He asked the officials to coordinate with the province governments, private sector, community-based organizations and other stakeholders, and also to mobilize sufficient human resources and equipment along the major highways, the Home Ministry said.

Likewise, Home Secretary Aryal directed the key officials not to leave their duty station during the time of the disasters.
Furthermore, Aryal called for further effectiveness of the weather forecasting agency and promptness of means and resources including helicopters for the immediate rescue and relief operations after the disasters from the concerned agencies.


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