सिंगापूरचे उपपंतप्रधान आणि वित्तमंत्री हेंग स्वे केट यांनी आज पंतप्रधान नरेंद्र मोदी यांची भेट घेतली.
उपपंतप्रधान केट यांनी पंतप्रधान ली सिएन लूंग आणि ज्येष्ठ मंत्री गोह चोक टोंग यांचा संदेश पंतप्रधान मोदी यांना दिला. पंतप्रधान मोदी यांनी सिंगापूरच्या या नेत्यांसोबत झालेल्या आपल्या संरचनात्मक बैठकींना उजाळा दिला आणि या नेत्यांना शुभेच्छा दिल्या.
गेल्या महिन्यात न्यूयॉर्क इथे संयुक्त राष्ट्रांमध्ये, महात्मा गांधींच्या 150 व्या जयंतीनिमित्त आयोजित विशेष कार्यक्रमात पंतप्रधान ली सिएन लूंग यांच्या सहभागाचे पंतप्रधान मोदी यांनी कौतुक केले.
उपपंतप्रधान केट यांनी, भारत सरकारने परिवर्तनासाठी उचललेल्या पावलांचे कौतुक केले. पायाभूत सुविधांच्या गुंतवणुकीत होत असलेल्या वाढीचे त्यांनी कौतुक केले. तंत्रज्ञान क्षेत्रात भारत आणि सिंगापूर यांच्यातील वाढत्या सहकार्याचा, तसेच फिनटेकचा उल्लेख त्यांनी केला.
दोन्ही देशात वृद्धिंगत होत असलेल्या व्यापारी संबंधांबाबत आणि वाढत्या गुंतवणुकीबाबत पंतप्रधान मोदी यांनी आनंद व्यक्त केला. सिंगापूरमध्ये रुपे कार्ड आणि भीम ॲप सुरु झाल्यामुळे वित्तीय व्यवहार अधिक सुलभ झाल्याचे पंतप्रधानांनी नमूद केले. चेन्नई इथे झालेल्या दुसऱ्या संयुक्त हॅकेथॉनच्या यशाचा, सिंगापूरच्या विद्यार्थ्यांच्या त्यातील सहभागाचा त्यांनी उल्लेख केला. हे सहकार्य दोन्ही देशांमधील वाढती घनिष्ठ सामुदायिक, व्यापारिक आणि नावीन्यपूर्ण शोधातील भागीदारीचे प्रतिक असल्याचे पंतप्रधानांनी नमूद केले.
PM chairs high level meeting to review preparedness to deal with Cyclone Jawad
December 02, 2021
PM directs officials to take all necessary measures to ensure safe evacuation of people
Ensure maintenance of all essential services and their quick restoration in case of disruption: PM
All concerned Ministries and Agencies working in synergy to proactively counter the impact of the cyclone
NDRF has pre-positioned 29 teams equipped with boats, tree-cutters, telecom equipments etc; 33 teams on standby
Indian Coast Guard and Navy have deployed ships and helicopters for relief, search and rescue operations
Air Force and Engineer task force units of Army on standby for deployment
Disaster Relief teams and Medical Teams on standby along the eastern coast
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi chaired a high level meeting today to review the preparedness of States and Central Ministries & concerned agencies to deal with the situation arising out of the likely formation of Cyclone Jawad.
Prime Minister directed officials to take every possible measure to ensure that people are safely evacuated and to ensure maintenance of all essential services such as Power, Telecommunications, health, drinking water etc. and that they are restored immediately in the event of any disruption. He further directed them to ensure adequate storage of essential medicines & supplies and to plan for unhindered movement. He also directed for 24*7 functioning of control rooms.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that low pressure region in the Bay of Bengal is expected to intensify into Cyclone Jawad and is expected to reach coast of North Andhra Pradesh – Odisha around morning of Saturday 4th December 2021, with the wind speed ranging upto 100 kmph. It is likely to cause heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha & W.Bengal. IMD has been issuing regular bulletins with the latest forecast to all the concerned States.
Cabinet Secretary has reviewed the situation and preparedness with Chief Secretaries of all the Coastal States and Central Ministries/ Agencies concerned.
Ministry of Home Affairs is reviewing the situation 24*7 and is in touch with the State Governments/ UTs and the Central Agencies concerned. MHA has already released the first instalment of SDRF in advance to all States. NDRF has pre-positioned 29 teams which are equipped with boats, tree-cutters, telecom equipments etc. in the States and has kept 33 teams on standby.
Indian Coast Guard and the Navy have deployed ships and helicopters for relief, search and rescue operations. Air Force and Engineer task force units of Army, with boats and rescue equipment, are on standby for deployment. Surveillance aircraft and helicopters are carrying out serial surveillance along the coast. Disaster Relief teams and Medical Teams are standby at locations along the eastern coast.
Ministry of Power has activated emergency response systems and is keeping in readiness transformers, DG sets and equipments etc. for immediate restoration of electricity. Ministry of Communications is keeping all the telecom towers and exchanges under constant watch and is fully geared to restore telecom network. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has issued an advisory to the States/ UTs, likely to be affected, for health sector preparedness and response to COVID in affected areas.
Ministry of Port, Shipping and Waterways has taken measures to secure all shipping vessels and has deployed emergency vessels. The states have also been asked to alert the industrial establishments such as Chemical & Petrochemical units near the coast.
NDRF is assisting the State agencies in their preparedness for evacuating people from the vulnerable locations and is also continuously holding community awareness campaigns on how to deal with the cyclonic situation.
The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary to PM, Cabinet Secretary, Home Secretary, DG NDRF and DG IMD.