Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged all to ensure fire and other safety measures during the construction of high-rise buildings.
“During the construction of any high-rise building, it’s needed to ensure a fire extinguishing system. We’re also collecting rescue equipment gradually to reduce disaster risks,” she said while addressing a virtual programme from her official residence Ganobhaban.
The Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief arranged the programme marking the 50 years of Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP) and International Day for Disaster Reduction 2021.
The audience was connected from the Osmani Smriti Auditorium in the capital and Muktijudda Field in Cox’s Bazar.
The government has also been working on its part to reduce fire and other disaster risks, she said, adding that it is enhancing the capacity of the fire service and civil defence to this end.
“The people of our country will also have to remain alert about it. They’ll have to take some measures on their own. Whenever you construct houses, offices or business establishments, you need to keep in mind that there might be a fire incident, cyclone or flood. So, you’ve to remain risk-free and take measures in advance accordingly,” she said.