President instructs Government to introduce innovative solutions to improve earthquake forecasting

President instructs Government to introduce innovative solutions to improve earthquake forecasting
Фото: Akorda 25.01.2024 16:03 1204

According to the Head of State, not only Almaty, but also other regions should be prepared for earthquakes and provided with the necessary infrastructure, El.kz reports cites Akorda.

"Special gathering places and temporary shelters for residents should be checked. It is also necessary to effectively organize work on the resettlement of citizens to safe places, the provision of emergency assistance to victims, and the opening of mobile medical centers. In addition, it is necessary to form a sufficient material reserve. One more important point. In the event of a disaster, it is necessary to ensure the prompt arrival of rescue services from other regions, the leader of Kazakhstan said.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced the need to strengthen the seismic resistance of buildings and structures. The government and the akimat have been instructed to look into this issue.

"It is necessary to increase the preparedness of the population for emergencies not on paper, but in practice. The main task is to ensure the safety of citizens. This is first matter of national security. In emergency situations, a quick prompt response and well-coordinated work of all relevant structures are required.The so-called "golden hour" is important, when correct and timely actions will prevent panic and chaos, stabilize the situation and minimize the consequences as much as possible. Ensuring emergency preparedness is a common task of state bodies under the leadership of the Government, the Head of State noted.

 Addressing the Ministry of Emergency Situations Syrym  Sharipkhanov, the President noted that he is a specialist in this field, has theoretical knowledge, but when it comes to real work, it cannot be said that the results of his work are obvious.

At the end of his speech, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev addressed the residents of Almaty to remain calm and do not panic and be sure that the country's leadership will do everything possible to ensure the safety of all Almaty residents.

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