Bulgarian Govt Forms New Body for Disaster Protection

Politics » DOMESTIC | May 23, 2012, Wednesday // 13:08
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Govt Forms New Body for Disaster Protection The body is to be headed by Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's government has established a consultative council that is supposed to help it form national policies for protection against disasters.

The move follows the relatively strong earthquake that shook the country on Tuesday.

The earthquake had a magnitude of about 5.9-6.0 on the Richter scale and struck at 2:58 am Tuesday morning. Its epicenter was about 6 km from the city of Pernik and approximately 25 km from the capital Sofia.

The new consultative council is expected to develop strategies for decreasing disaster risks and the implementation of monitoring systems.

The body is to be headed by Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov. The heads of several institutions will take part in it, including the State National Security Agency, the State Agency State Reserve and War-time Stocks, the Bulgarian Nuclear Regulatory Agency and the Bulgarian Red Cross.

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Domestic » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: protection, Consultative Council, Pernik, Earthquake, disasters, earthquakes
Advertisement
Advertisement
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria