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Earthquake Simulation Exercise for Thimphu Thromde on 10th November, 2018
Updated on 08th November, 2018

This is to notify the general public that Thimphu Thromde in collaboration with the Department of Disaster Management and Save the Children through ECHO funding will be conducting an Earthquake Simulation Exercise for Thimphu Thromde on 10th of November between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

The Exercise will comprise simulation of fire outbreaks, roadblocks and collapse of buildings requiring Search and Rescue, Medical Emergency, Traffic and Fire Fighting Response Services in Norzin and Babesa Demkhongs.

The general public is requested not to panic and to cooperate with the crowd control and traffic teams. The purpose of this simulation exercise is to inform and educate the general public as well as to test preparedness levels of Thimphu Thromde and the responding agencies.

Please bear with any inconveniences caused as a result of this simulation exercise.


International Day for Disaster Reduction(“Reducing Economic Losses from Disaster”)-13th October, 2018
Updated on 16th October, 2018
Chief Guest and others guests being seated

International Day for Disaster Reduction 2018 was observed in Gelephu Middle Secondary School (GMSS) under the theme “Reducing Economic Losses from Disaster in relation to global GDP by 2030”. Around 270 representatives from dungkhag office, thromde office, 4 schools under gelephu thromde and other sectors (national and international) came together to observe the day. The day began with offering of butter lamps and singing national anthem followed by marchang ceremony and opening addresses from the guests.


The students from GMSS welcomed us with a Welcome Dance followed by the cultural show from other participating Thromde Schools. Our chief Guest, Dasho Thrompon visited and run through the exhibitions by the schools which are related to the Disasters.


Invitation for Expression of Interest (EOI)
Updated on 6 th September, 2018

The Department of Disaster Management would like to invite Expression of Interest from the certified consultancy firms for the planning, designing and supervision of NEOC construction.
Expressions of interest must be delivered to the department before 25th September 2018 at 14:00 hour. For further information contact (+975) 327319 during office hours.

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In-service Vacancy Announcement
Updated on 20 th August, 2018

The Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs invites applications from interested in-service civil servants for the following position through Open Competition:

Position Title Position Level No. of slots Place of posting Minimum qualification Super Structure Remarks
Chief Program Officer P1A 1 Risk Prevention & Reduction Division, Department of Disaster Management, Thimphu Bachelar's Degree Administrative Service Eligible P2 Candidates shall apply

The application along with the following documents should reach the HRD, MoHCA by September 3, 2018:

1. Updated CV generated from CSIS,
2. Audit and Security Clearance (Valid for interview purpose),
3. Performance rating for the recent two years (CSIS generated moderation category with seal and sign of HRO),
4. For other eligible criteria, please refer to Section 13.7, Chapter 13 of BCSR 2018.

The shortlisted candidates with date, timeand venue for interview will be announced on the Ministry’s website.For any clarification please contact at 327626/323741 during office hours.

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First meeting of Inter-Ministerial Task Force (IMTF), Department of Disaster Management-MoHCA
Updated on 10 th June, 2018

Inter-Ministerial Task Force(IMTF) Members

In line with Section 49 of the Disaster Management Act of Bhutan 2013 and in accordance with the decisions of the 5th National Disaster Management Authority meeting, the Department of Disaster Management is pleased to inform the institution of the Inter-Ministerial Task Force (IMTF) comprising of members from various relevant agencies on 3rd July, 2018.
The IMTF shall vet, review, advise and provide technical recommendations on Rules and Regulations, hazard zonation, vulnerability maps, national standards, guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures, development of Critical Disaster Management Facilities, structural and non-structural mitigation measures and all disaster management proposals. The IMTF shall convene as and when important matters related to the aforementioned subjects emerge.
The department would like to inform all the agencies to refer such any document that you are developing in the sphere of disaster management for proper vetting, review and recommendation by the IMTF. The NDMA approval shall be contingent on fulfilling the IMTF review and advisory processes as provisioned under the law.


Shortlisted firms for the Planning, Designing and Supervision of NEOC Construction
Updated on 3 rd April, 2018


The Department of Disaster Management is pleased to inform that the following three firms are shortlisted for the planning, designing and supervision of NEOC construction. The shortlisted firms will be requested for inviting Request for Proposals shortly.

Sl.No. Name of the Firms Joint Venture Partner
1. Jurutera Perunding Zaaba Sdn. Bhd. (JPZ) Consulting (Malaysia, Bangladesh & Nepal) Ltd. Progressive Research and Consultancy Services
2. Kokusai Kogya Co. Ltd United Consultancy
3. Equal Engineers & Consultants Transcend Artsian


Addendum
Updated on 20 th March, 2018

The Department of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs would like to issue an addendum to the bid for the procurement of the emergency communication and coordination items for District Emergency Operation Center (DEOC).

The details of the addendum issued is attached herein as excel file.

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Bids must be submitted to the department on or before April 2, 2018 at 11AM as specified in the bidding datasheet.

Finial BIDS Document:
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