11 August 2020

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House Discusses Preventive Measures for Upcoming Winter

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Kabul (BNA) The House of People summoned in charges of the Disaster Preparedness Department in order that advanced measures are adopted prior to the winter and to cope with the drought. 
Chaired by its speaker Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, the General Meeting of the House of People was attended by Mohammad Asif Rahimi Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, Jarullah Minister of Rehabilitation and Rural Development and Abdul Qudus Hamidi Minister of Public Works, Soraya Dalil Acting Minister of Public Health and Mohammad Dayem Kaker Chairman of the National disaster preparedness Department and representatives of some other foundations. 
At the beginning Mohammad Dayem Kaker reported on the performance of that department in 34 provinces, saying that in the recent drought 31 provinces have been affected. 
He informed the deputies of distribution of wheat, rice, ghee, blankets, medical medicines, improved seeds, animal fodder and other primary needs of the affected people.  He added that related departments have adopted special measures for assisting the affected people in verified drought-hit regions. 
Considering the approved budget by the Council of Ministers there is need for USD456 million and we hope that by obtaining this assistance the problems will be adequately addressed.

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