Addis Ababa, August 28/2020( ENA) Stakeholders ought to give attention to growth of river basins so as to sustainably remedy flood brought on damages, Chair of the Nationwide Catastrophe Danger Administration Coordination Council and Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen mentioned.
Talking on the Nationwide Catastrophe Danger Administration Coordination Council which mentioned the responses to COVID-19 and the flood disaster within the nation as we speak, the chairman mentioned the heavy rains have brought on damages on folks residing round Awash, Omo and Abbay river basins.
Even when the displacement of two million folks was forecast, solely about 170,000 have been displaced because of the effort made to attenuate the danger, he added.
Since pure disasters as a result of local weather change are inevitable “our main focus should be on how to effectively reduce the damage,” the deputy premier underlined.
On this regard, Demeke famous that specializing in watersheds and basin growth are essential to stop floods in a sustainable method.
He significantly pressured the significance of paying particular consideration to higher river basins growth and safety.
The chairman identified that the issue can’t be solved completely by responding in the identical method yearly.
Alongside managing the rehabilitation of the displaced as a result of flood, Demeke additionally known as for instant rehabilitation of these displaced by the current conflicts.