LAHORE (APP): Punjab Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has demanded 15,000 tents from National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in order to cater to the needs of calamity hit people in case of flood .
These tents would be stored in Lahore and Muzaffargarh to the quantity of 10000 and 5000 respectively. This was informed by Chairman Cabinet Committee on Floods and also a Provincial Minister Malik Nadeem kamran in a statement issued here Sunday.
Malik Nadeem said that PDMA already had 36871 tents in its stock and also ordered more 10,000 tents. With the supply of 15,000 tents from federal government, the total number of tents in bulk would reach at 61,871 which would be enough to tackle any natural calamity like floods and earthquakes.
He added that PDMA has recently provided required food hampers, boats, plastic mats, mosquito nets, life jackets and life rings, dewatering pumps and blankets to the district administrations of Sialkot and Norowal when there was flood situation in River Chenab and Nullas of Deg, Aik, Palkhu and Baen in those areas. Flood water created road cuts at four different places in Sialkot and Norowal which were made functional by installing belly bridges, he mentioned.