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PM for inclusion of persons with disabilities in global process

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UNB, Dhaka :
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged the international community to put the inclusion of persons with disabilities in development and disaster risk management process.
"Bangladesh did it...we want all to do that," she said while inaugurating the three-day 2nd international conference on Disability and Disaster Risk Management at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city.
The conference is aimed at giving policymakers, activists, experts, disabled persons and different stakeholders an opportunity to share progress and experiences on disability-inclusive implementation of the Sendai Framework. Some 110 experts from 33 countries are attending the
conference arranged by Disaster Management and Relief Ministry.
Sheikh Hasina also said Bangladesh is ready to face any sort of natural calamity taking the experience of previous ones. "We've prepared a complete guideline outlining the 'to-do' list during natural calamities."
She said Bangladesh is known as a role model of disaster management and is now moving towards building resilience as the country is facing recurrent disasters such as cyclone, tidal surge, flood, tornado, lightning and landslide. "We all are committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and its targets by 2030. We're implementing all the developmental activities, including of disaster management for all people, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, excluded group like persons with disabilities," she said.
Hasina mentioned that the government integrated the risk-informed development approach in the seventh five-year plan, and it National Emergency Operation Center (NEOC) to address big disasters.
Some 4,088 storm shelters and 255 flood shelters have been constructed during last the nine and a half years all over the country to reduce disaster risk. Besides construction of 220 storm shelters is going on, she added.

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