National emergency response committee meetsMarch 23, 2023
The national emergency response committee met on March 21 by way of videoconferencing.
The meeting was presided over by Premier Kim Tok Hun, who is also member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and vice-president of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, and Jon Hyon Chol, secretary of the Party Central Committee.
It was attended by members of the national emergency response committee, leading officials of commissions, ministries and national agencies and officials of Party and power organs of provinces, cities and counties.
Also present there were Kang Sun Nam, minister of National Defence, and other officials of military organs.
The meeting reviewed the work to manage natural disasters and crisis and the work of members of the national emergency response committee which were conducted last year.
A report was made at the meeting.
The report referred to the achievements made in the disaster prevention work, including the repairing of flood damage, and the work to make full preparations for materials needed to promptly respond to any crisis, which were carried out last year true to the intention of the Party to improve the national ability to prevent disasters in the shortest possible period, and analysed and reviewed the deviations revealed and their causes based on data.
The meeting stressed the need for all officials to organize and conduct the work to enhance the national disaster prevention ability and to cope with all kinds of disasters in a flexible manner, according to a well thought-out plan.
Detailed duties were assigned to members of the national emergency response committee at the meeting.