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Disaster Management Planning and Contingency Planning Guidelines/Disaster Response System

The Department of Disaster Management will be conducting the 2nd Technical Working Group Meeting for the review of the draft Disaster Management Planning Guidelines on the 12th and 13th Feb, 2014 and the 1st consultative discussion for the development of Contingency Planning Guideline and Disaster response System on the 14th Feb, 2014 at Hotel Kingaling, Wangdiphodrang....... Read More

Expressions of Interest

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM), Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs (MoHCA) is looking for the Local Consultancy Firm to carry out the following tasks:-

  • Quality Bases Survey (QBS) to assess the level of awareness, preparedness and capacity and
  • Documentation of all the lessons and experiences derived from the project related to raising awareness on GLOF risks and building capacities in the vulnerable areas through various DRM programs.
Detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Assignment:
For further information and clarification, contact at 321004 or 17819841.

The EoI must be submitted to the Department of Disaster Management latest by
12 pm of November 15,2013 and it will be opened at 2 pm on the same date.

Director General

International Day for Disaster Riskuction: October 09, 2013


  The International Day for Disaster Riskuction is observed on 2nd Wednesday of October every year. It is being observed to promote a global culture of natural disasteruction, including disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness...... Read More

Bhutan School Preparedness Drill

  On 21st September 2009, an earthquake of 6.1 Magnitude struck Eastern Bhutan resulting in loss of life and property. Though many school buildings were damaged, we were fortunate that children were not in school due to Blessed Rainy Day holiday preparations. This was followed by the earthquake epi-centered in Sikkim on 18th September 2011 that also affected many schools in Western Bhutan. The event happened on a Sunday evening and also did not result in casualties in schools. However, as we live in a high-risk seismic zone, we can expect more such earthquake events and for that we need to be more aware and better prepared........ Read More

Grant Agreement for the "PHRD Grant for Improving Resilience to Seismic Risk"

  Thimphu, 23rd May, 2013: The Grant Agreement for the "PHRD Grant for Improving Resilience to Seismic Risk" was signed today between Mr. Om Bhandari, Acting Representative to Bhutan, The World Bank and Mr. Lam Dorji, Finance Secretary in Thimphu........ Read More

Disaster Preparedness and Sensitization Training program on Dzong Fire Safety

  Following the 24th June 2012 catastrophic fire Disaster of Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, the Department of Disaster Management under MoHCA had an emergency meeting on 26th June 2012 and came up with the Proposal to conduct Disaster Preparedness and Sensitization Training program on Dzong Fire Safety, targeting all the Dzongs and important Lhakhangs/Goendeys in all the 20 Dzongkhags as an immediate priority. ..... Read More

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