The joint rain emergency committee has started making early preparations to deal with the upcoming rainy season by holding preparatory meetings chaired by Safar Mubarak al-Shafi, assistant undersecretary for General Services Affairs at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME).
The meetings are attended by members of the committee representing various entities concerned in the country.
The committee has discussed the necessary preparations for the rainy season, including the equipment, mechanisms, vehicles and work teams needed to deal with any case of rainwater accumulation as well as timely responses to related reports and public requests, according to a press statement by the MME.
Further, the committee has discussed the locations of rainwater accumulation 'hot spots' in the last season compared to previous years, and the importance of redoubling efforts this year to provide all the necessary means to ensure the removal of accumulated water as fast as possible.
Besides, the committee talked about the capabilities of each participating entity and development of a plan for co-operation and co-ordination to guarantee quick and timely response to reports that received at the operation room.
The committee will set up a mechanism for rain emergencies, prepare strategic plans to cope with it, co-ordinate and co-operate with the relevant authorities in this regard, and ensure the readiness of municipalities and competent departments and their readiness to deal with rain emergencies, QNA adds.