Buildings are in high risk in DHAKA

Dhaka city is one of the highest populated cities of the world. The infrastructure of the city is going to be very dangerous for the next generation people. Minister for Food and Disaster Management Dr Abdur Razzak today said over 72, 000 buildings in and around the Dhaka metropolis are at risk and those would collapse if an arthquake with a magnitude of over 7 on the Richter scale hits the capital.

Inaugurating a two-day workshop on Risk Resilient Infrastructures: Role of Education and Training at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) here, he said academics of BUET could play an important role to reduce risk of disaster like earthquake by inventing modern technology.

As part of government initiative to face such disastrous situation and minimize the risk, the minister said about 62,000 volunteers have been trained up under Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme(CDMP).

DHAKA, Nov 13 (BSS) –

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