Chairman NDMA, US delegation discuss post flood damages' management.

ISLAMABAD -- The US Delegation led by Commanding General of US Army Central, Lieutenant General Patrick D. Frank on Thursday visited NDMA and held a meeting with Chairman NDMA Lieutenant General Inam Haider Malik.

The delegation exchanged aspects of mutual interest in post floods damages' management in Pakistan and sought insights into areas of future possibilities of engagement and cooperation, a news release said.

The chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) indicated an immediate requirement of developing intellectual and academic forums such as a new National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) and visible presence of NDMA in global and regional platforms and events.

He underscored the envisaged areas of technological inputs to enhance capacity and futuristic risk projection by NDMA through newly conceptualized existing National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) and investment in building capacity of national emergency response and preparedness through sharing experience, training and transfer of technology in the field of Disaster Management.

The chairman hinted at great learning outcomes from the management of current floods and NDMA's planning for new proactive approach to engage all emergency response-related stakeholders for national-level preparedness of disasters. He also discussed the existing shortfalls in disaster management in Pakistan and emergency response structure.

Chairman NDMA noted that Pakistan ranked seventh...

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