District Disaster Information Center established in Chitral

Gul Hammad Farooqi

Chitral, December 21:  Inauguration ceremony of District Emergency Response Cell and Information Center (DERCIC)  was held at District Coordination Officer (DCO), Rehmatullah Wazir’s office.

District administration keeping the disaster management and response  strategy at top of its agenda had prepared a concept paper for establishment of district emergency

Snowfall in Chitral
Snowfall in Chitral

response cell and information center at DCO office.

An inaugural ceremony of handing and taking over of office equipment,  furniture, first aid box and computers, to district administration  was held at the DCO office. These equipments were given to this office by Focus Humanitarian Assistance Pakistan.

Other stakeholders were Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP), GLOF project and Chitral Integrated Areas Development Program (CIADP) who also attended the ceremony and they also pledged to support the district administration in case of emergency.

On this occasionFOCUS provided different equipment like computer, UPS, Table, office chairs, hazard and risk maps and and first Aid box for the said center.

DCO Chitral while talking on this occasion thanked these civil societies organizations and emphasized on all stake holders to work together to overcome on disaster and calamity issues. He said that Chitral situated in red zone and we should to prepare any time for natural calamity because we can save human lives on such occasions.

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