Bangladesh Armed Forces and US Army Pacific yesterday began the sixth civil-military annual disaster preparedness exercise in Dhaka.
A wide range of Bangladeshi and international government and non-government organisations will be engaged during the 5-day exercise known as “Pacific Resilience”.
More than 150 participants is taking part in a phased table-top exercise and 350 will participate in a field training exercise of the Pacific Resilience Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange, says a US embassy press release.
High official of both the Bangladesh and US armies and disaster management and relief ministry attended the inaugural event at the Army Golf Club.
The exercise will review and evaluate Dhaka city earthquake response plans, practice logistical and medical emergency scenarios, and identify current gaps in plans and procedures.