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Ministry draws up plans as preparations begin for coming rainy season

In view of the forthcoming rainy season, the Joint Rain Emergency Committee started gearing up to deal with emergency situations by holding preparatory meetings under the chairmanship of Safar Mubarak al Shafi, assistant undersecretary for General Services Affairs at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment. Representatives of the concerned authorities took part in the meetings.
The meetings discussed the equipment, mechanisms and work teams needed to deal with waterlogging and to communicate with the public. They also deliberated about the locations of waterlogging in the previous years and the need to double the efforts this year to provide all the necessary means to ensure the withdrawal of water pools as fast as possible.
The committee also discussed the possibilities of each department, a plan for cooperation, coordination and speedy response to requests from the public and communications received at the operating room.
The committee will set up a mechanism for rain emergencies, prepare strategic plans to cope with them, coordinate and cooperate with the relevant authorities in this regard, and ensure the readiness of municipalities and competent departments to deal with rain emergencies.