World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Special Disaster Zone to Be Declared


Special Disaster Zone to Be Declared

The government plans to designate some provinces of the nation as special disaster zones due to the damage caused by typhoon "Maemi."

”In consideration of the procedures, including the government’s joint investigations for selecting the region, the declaration of the special disaster zone will be made around Sept. 24-25,” said presidential spokesman Yoon Tai-young.

Government Administration and Home Affairs Minister Kim Doo-kwan reported during a cabinet meeting at Cheong Wa Dae that the ministry will recommend President Roh Moo-hyun declare the special zones on the completion of joint investigations which begin Sept. 18.

Roh instructed related ministries to complete investigations as early as possible so the assistance can be provided quickly to help typhoon victims recover.

The president gave the instruction after he was briefed on the typhoon disaster by eight related ministries.

Roh also called for steps to help small-sized stores get the governmental assistance needed and promptly implement the special budget earmarked for anti-disaster purposes.

He also called for further steps to be taken to prevent or mitigate any future storm damage.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Deal On Paris Implementation: Rapid Action Urged At Climate Change Conference

Following a year of devastating climate disasters around the globe, from California to Kerala, and Tonga to Japan, the annual UN Climate Change Conference opens with the goal of finalising the implementation guidelines for the Paris Climate Change Agreement. More>>

ALSO:

New Report: Refugees In PNG Being Pushed To The Brink

Refugee Council of Australia and Amnesty International paint a stark picture of a traumatised refugee population hit hard by Australia's recent healthcare and counselling service cuts, as well as continued threats to their safety. More>>

ALSO:

Jamal Khashoggi: UK, France, Germany Join Calls For Credible Investigation

Germany, the United Kingdom and France share the grave concern expressed by others including HRVP Mogherini and UNSG Guterres, and are treating this incident with the utmost seriousness. More>>

ALSO:

MSF Not Wanted: Nauru Government Shows Continued Callousness

The Nauruan Government’s decision to ask Doctors Without Borders to immediately leave shows continued callousness towards asylum seekers desperately seeking a safe place to call home, Green MP Golriz Ghahraman said today. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC