Every city must have disaster plan

27th March 2006, Comments 0 comments

27 March 2006, BRUSSELS — Every Belgian municipality will in future be required to have a disaster plan.

27 March 2006

BRUSSELS — Every Belgian municipality will in future be required to have a disaster plan.

It means a city council will be obligated to identify every safety risk in its area of governance, draw up several disaster plans and organise disaster drills with various emergency services.

The new obligation came into force on Saturday via royal decree, newspaper 'Het Gazet van Antwerpen' reported on Monday.

Whether it is Brussels or Niel, every city or municipality must now start drawing up an extensive disaster plan. 

Some of the nation's 589 municipalities already have a disaster plan (or a partial plan), but many others need to start from scratch.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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