2nd G-20 Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group Meeting

May 03: The 2nd meeting of the G-20 Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group will be held in Mumbai from May 23rd to 25th.  Today, the  Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal held a meeting at the BMC headquarters in Mumbai, to review the preparations being made by BMC and other agencies.

The work done by Mumbai in the last few years in the field of disaster management has been recognized not only at the national level but also at the global level. The scheduled meeting of Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group of the G-20 Council is an opportunity to highlight this achievement to the world. Keeping this in mind, BMC Commissioner directed all the agencies including BMC to maintain proper coordination and complete the pending works within prescribed time.

The 2nd G-20 Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group meeting will begin in Mumbai from May 23, 2023. More than 120 members will attend this meeting.  On the sidelines of this meeting, representatives of the Working Group will visit BMC headquarters too. This visit will cover inspection of the control room of the Disaster Management Department and a heritage-walk of the historic municipal building. In view of this, the BMC Commissioner also mentioned that the ongoing renovation works in the BMC Headquarters building should be completed on time.  He also directed that all works should be completed by maintaining good coordination with all other stakeholder agencies.

A total of three Working Group Meetings of the G-20 Council are being held in Mumbai in the month of May. In view of this, BMC Commissioner stated, concerned departments should complete the works of roads, sanitation, beautification etc. which fall within the jurisdiction in time and also by keeping in mind the experience dignitaries had during previous G-20 meetings in the city. He also added that a review of the preparations in this regard will be taken in the next week.

Principal Secretary, Disaster Management and Rehabilitation Department, Government of Maharashtra, Asim Kumar Gupta; Additional Municipal Commissioner (Eastern Suburbs) Ashwini Bhide; Additional Municipal Commissioner (City) Ashish Sharma; Additional Municipal Commissioner (Projects) P.  Velrasu; Additional Municipal Commissioner (Western Suburbs) Dr.  Sanjeev Kumar; Central Government’s G-20 Council Director Mrinalini Srivastava, Director General (West Zone) of Press Information BureauMonideepa Mukherjee, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s Joint Commissioner (General Administration) Milin Sawant, Joint Commissioner (Municipal Commissioner’s Office) Chandrashekhar Chore, Deputy Commissioner (Circle 4) Vishwas  Shankarwar, Deputy Commissioner (Circle 2) Ramakant Biradar, Deputy Commissioner (Circle 1) Dr.  Sangeeta Hassanale, K East Ward’s Assistant Commissioner Manish Valanju, Director (Disaster Management) Mahesh Narvekar, Chief Fire Officer Sanjay Manjrekar, Chief Security Officer Ajit Tawde, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Security) Mahesh Chimte, Government of Maharashtra’s Additional Secretary Milind Hardas were present in this review meeting along with representatives of various other agencies.

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