CM launches Hazard Vulnerability portal

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik launched the Hazard Vulnerability portal for Odisha developed with assistance of the National Disaster Management Authority and National Institute of Disaster Management. 

The portal will provide online information on hazard vulnerability to the people as well as government officers working on disaster management. 

He also launched the online Management Information System under the Odisha Disaster Recovery Project which will help monitor projects for quality implementation and timely completion. 

Patnaik addressed a World Bank Costal Mission on Friday and expressed happiness over the WB support to disaster mitigation related projects. 

Disaster Mitigation infrastructures like Multipurpose Cyclone Shelters, Saline Embankments and all weather connecting roads to the cyclone shelters taken up under the project will play an important role in saving lives during tropical cyclones, and other disasters. 

The cyclone shelters have emerged as community hubs to strengthen community bonding for effective management of disasters, he said. 

The World Bank Coastal Mission Team comprising 18 members is making extensive visits in the coastal districts of the state. 

Till now, they have visited project activities taken up under the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (NCRMP) in Balasore, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara districts. 

They expressed satisfaction in the progress of the project works under NCRMP & NCRMP (Additional Financing).