DRR for Narayanganj City Corporation formalized
17 Nov 2013
With its rapid economic development, Narayanganj city is becoming highly vulnerable to human induced and natural hazards, particularly earthquakes, fires and water logging etc. In 2011, with funds from UNDP BCPR, Early Recovery Facility (ERF) supported multi-hazard vulnerability atlas for Narayanganj Municipality.
Following the expansion of the Narayanganj City Corporation which included two new zones (Siddhirganj and Kadamrasul) and request from the NCC Mayor in the beginning of 2013, ERF has initiated this disaster response preparedness project. The project is expected to achieve the following results: 1) A multi-hazard vulnerability ATLAS; 2) 27 wards with community volunteers (1350 volunteers) trained on search and rescue, fire-fighting, first aid and trauma counseling; 3) activation of NCC Disaster Management Committee. The project will be implemented in close collaboration with CDMP and UPPR project.
The LOA with NCC was signed by Ms. Pauline Tamesis, UNDP Country Director and Dr. Salina Hayat Ivy, Mayor, Narayanganj City Corporation, on 17 November 2013. Narayanganj City is a one of the oldest historical port cities of Bangladesh, and the former Narayanganj Municipality was constituted in 1876.