10 Jun 2023, 21:04

Seminar on 'Earthquake Risk Mitigation' held at DU

DHAKA, May 10, 2023 (BSS) - A seminar on earthquake tiled "Commemoration of 12 June 1897 Great Indian Earthquake: Towards Preparedness and Awareness for Earthquake Risk Mitigation" was held today at Dhaka University's Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate auditorium.

Local Government, Rural Department and Cooperatives Minister Tajul Islam addressed the seminar as chief guest while State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Md Enamur Rahman attended as special guest, chaired by DU Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) ASM Maksud kamal.

Tajul Islam said, "Awareness is the key to deal with the earthquakes. And thus, the present government under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken far-reaching plans in this regard and already achieved significant success in dealing with various calamities".

The minister called upon everyone including educational and research institutions, public representatives, various government and private institutions and organizations involved in rescue operations, to work together to deal with the earthquake and mitigate the damage.
In the seminar, Dr ASM Maksud Kamal, DU Earth and Environment Sciences dean Prof Dr Md Zillur Rahman and ActionAid Bangladesh Consortium Manager AM Nasir Uddin presented three separate papers.
DU Botany Department honorary Professor Dr Badrul Imam and Professor Dr Rakib Ahsan of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology also spoke.



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