Published: Friday 30 June 2000

Experts at a workshop has listed Dhaka as one of the 20 major earthquake-prone cities in the world and have warned that the city would be severely affected if a quake should ever hit it. The city would particularly suffer because of its poor infrastructure to respond to emergency situations and low recovery capability. The workshop, jointly organised by the ministry of disaster management and relief and disaster management bureau, was held at the Bangladesh Institute of Administration Management. Participants at the workshop suggested that the government should pay more attention to minimise the effects of an earthquake.

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