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The Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief has decided to hold the 4th International Conference on Regional Consultative Group (RCG) in the fourth week of January, 2019.
The decision was taken at an inter-ministerial meeting held at the ministry’s conference room with Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury (Maya) in the chair, an official release said on Tuesday, reports BSS.
Md Shah Kamal, secretary of Disaster Management and Relief Ministry, Director General of Disaster Management Department Syed MA Hashim and senior officials of different ministries were present on the occasion. Speaking at the meeting Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury said Bangladesh is considered a role model in managing natural disasters. As the type and intensity of disasters are changing, the country needs to equip itself with latest disaster preparedness, management and risk reduction techniques.
Representatives from 40 countries and international organizations concerned will be invited to attend the conference.
The multi-stakeholder group, Regional Consultative Group (RCG), on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination for Asia and the Pacific, was formed in 2014 to act as a regional forum that brings together the humanitarian, civilian and military actors involved in disaster response preparedness planning and disaster response in the region.