NDMA (NDMA will conduct exercises to observe contingency plans)March 4, 2016
Islamabad: National Disaster Management Authority will conduct a simulation exercise to check efficacy of Contingency Plans and to coordinate response in case of industrial accidents.
This was decided at a meeting presided by Chairman NDMA Major General Asghar Nawaz in Islamabad on Saturday.
Representatives from Engro Fertilizers and Fauji Fertilizer briefed the meeting about existing safety measures.
Chairman NDMA said exercises are imperative to enhance response capacity of all stakeholders in order to minimize the damage.
Due to rapid urbanization and population growth, local residents living near industrial areas have become more vulnerable to such disasters.
Representatives from Pakistan Army, Navy, District Administration Ghotki, Civil Defence Sindh and senior officials from NDMA attended the meeting.