Governor of Cairo, Atef Abdel Hamid
CAIRO – 21 May 2017: A new training program on crises and disaster management is to be launched as announced in a meeting on May 21 by the Governor of Cairo, Atef Abdel Hamid. The training aims at introducing mechanisms of cooperation and coordination as well as ways to capitalize on available resources in order to deal with crisis and disasters.
The training will also assess the level of readiness among relevant groups in cooperation with public and military defense forces to deal with emergency crises and their implications.
Attendants of the meeting included the Deputy Governor of Cairo for the Eastern Region, the Deputy Governor of Cairo for the Northern and Western Regions, the Deputy Governor of Cairo for the Southern Region, and the armed forces advisor.
In addition, heads of youth, sports and solidarity directorates along with officials from the logistics, public transport, electricity, drinking water, civil protection, police, and traffic divisions also were also present.
The three-day training is expected to begin on May 22. It adopts a scientific based approach that includes scenarios of accidents on vital sites in the city of Cairo. The aim of the simulation is to test the level of responsiveness among various response teams when dealing with emergency situations individually or in cooperation with neighboring provinces and the armed forces.
The training will contribute to enhancing security and safety levels in Cairo. It serves as a proactive step towards raising efficiency, saving lives and property that may result as a consequence of emergency situations disasters. In the middle of a crisis situation it is critical that once the incident is contained, business and life return to normal as soon as possible and in the safest way possible.