Lack of disaster  management skills costs Govt. millions

13 August 2017 - 65   - 0

Whether it is a severe drought or incessant rains leading to floods, whether it is piling garbage becoming breeding grounds for mosquitoes, the lack of disaster management skills is costing the Government dearly.

Now, to cope with the drought in the Eastern Province, City Planning and Water Supply Minister Rauff Hakeem wants to spend Rs 234.6 million to buy water bowsers and water trucks for the local authorities. There will be 23 water bowsers to provide drinking water to areas hit by drought. The 23 “Compactor Garbage Trucks” will be deployed for garbage collections.

The incessant rains in May this year caused devastating damage. The Government is now spending billions of rupees to rehabilitate the affected areas and provide relief to victims.

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