Monday, 2nd March 2015

Asia Pacific level Disaster Management exercise begins

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A two-week-long disaster management exercise started in the capital from Monday.  Nepal Army (NA) is coordinating the exercise.  

As many as 150 army personnel of the Asia Pacific Region are participating in the training, a Nepal Army source said.  

The main objective of the training is to exchange information and share experiences about Disaster Management, it is learnt.

High-ranking army officials of Nepal, Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, New Zealand, Tonga, United States of America, Singapore, Philippines, Sri-Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam are participating in the event.

Inaugurating the training, Major General Padam Bilas Karki, the director general of NA Rescue Management Directorate, said that natural disasters do not affect specific geographic areas, therefore, everyone should be aware of such calamities.

It was said that disaster management experiences should be exchanged among countries to help facilitate relief operations to help lessen the damage.

Speaking at the event, Colonel Bruce Caulkins, head of the US delegation said that such training helps prepare for management of situation post disaster and lessen loss. RSS



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