To cope with natural disasters: engineers of irrigation department to get modern training

Provincial Minister for Irrigation and Chairman PIDA, Mian Yawar Zaman, has said that modern training of disaster management will be imparted to Irrigation Engineers so that along with protection of canal structure during flood situation, this staff could also get the ability of coping with other natural calamities.

He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting to review the post-flood situation at his office.

Senior engineers of Irrigation Department and other officers attended the meeting. A representative delegation of farmers of flood-affected areas was also present on the occasion. The minister said that officers and field staff of Irrigation Department ensured protection of canal structure by working round-the-clock during recent floods and continued process of patrolling on water courses for complete protection of canal installations.

He said that Irrigation staff maintained liaison with other departments concerned due to which administration timely started relief activities in flood-hit districts.



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