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Nadma’s risk reduction policy to help country better deal with disasters, says PM


Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob is pictured during a working visit to flood-hit Merbok in Kuala Muda, Kedah August 23, 2021. — Bernama pic
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob is pictured during a working visit to flood-hit Merbok in Kuala Muda, Kedah August 23, 2021. — Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — The National Disaster Risk Reduction Policy being formulated by the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) can strengthen management and intensify the nation’s disaster risk preparedness, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said that apart from improving the understanding of disaster risks, the policy could also help increase investment in disaster risk reduction initiatives in terms of human resource capacity, institutional empowerment, expansion of mitigation measures and technology applications.

“I have also been informed by the Director-General of Nadma that one of the efforts undertaken by Nadma to provide awareness and understanding to the people on the risks of disasters in Malaysia is through the publication of the National Risk Register (NRR) document for the public,” he said.

He said this when launching the “Disaster Risks in the Era of Climate Change” webinar organised by Nadma, today.

The document, prepared in collaboration with Nadma’s strategic partner, the South East Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM), will be launched by the Prime Minister next Thursday. — Bernama



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