The Joint Committee for Rain Emergencies held a meeting on Thursday under the chairmanship of HE the Minister of Municipality Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Subaie to discuss the preparations required to handle the rainy season in the upcoming period. The meeting that was held at MOECC Unified Operations Center reviewed the readiness of the municipalities along with the competent authorities to handle any potential accumulation of rain water through the provision of taskforce, essential equipment and machinery to promptly drain the waters from several areas across the country round the clock.
The meeting tackled the mechanism of receiving the inbound calls and reports at the main Operations Center on the Hotline number 184 and the hotline number 188 of Public Works Authority (Ashghal), in addition to the immediate and prompt co-ordination with rain emergency chambers in the entire municipalities. HE the Minister of Municipality emphasised the importance of co-ordination and co-operation between the committee and the entire competent authorities in the State to ensure emergency response. He called for the immediate resolution of rain water accumulation and draining them promptly, in addition to co-ordinating with the competent authorities at the Ministry of Interior to expedite the traffic flow. In addition, there is ongoing work to apply a field simulation for some scenarios in co-ordination with several municipalities.
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