19 of 520 natural hazards reported in Q1 this year cause more than TJS4,2 million worth of damage

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This was reportedly noted during a meeting of the Emergencies Committee Board that took place on April 12.

The meeting reviewed the results of the past quarter’s work

Of 520 natural hazards reported in the first quarter of this year, 19 natural hazards alone have caused 4,235,400 somonis (TJS) worth of damage.

The natural hazards reported in January-March this year (avalanches, landslides, mudflows and rockfalls) have reportedly left five dead.

Speaking at the meeting, Tajik emergency management chief, Colonel-General Rustam Nazarzoda, pointed to the necessity of discussing issues related to existing and additional reserves, conducting exercises for population in the framework of the Unified State Emergency Situations Prevention and Management System, early warning system, expansion of international cooperation and unified early warning system and control over the implementation of the signed international documents, Ms. Umeda Yusufi, a spokesman for the Emergencies Committee, said.

Meanwhile, 359 natural hazards were reported in Tajikistan last year. Of them, 52 natural hazards caused more than TJS141.984 million worth of damage the population and the country’s economy.

Source: Asia-Plus