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Ncell, DHM sign MoU to send SMS alert on risks of flood and landslides

Ncell customers residing in flood and landslides high risk areas will now receive early warning alerts of possible flood and landslides in their areas through SMS. Ncell on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) for the early warning/alerts system, which can help people to safety and prevent loss of property in areas where risk of flood and landslides is high.
 
Simon Perkins, managing director of Ncell and Dr. Rishi Ram Sharma, director general of the DHM signed the MoU for collaboration for the early warning. Going by the MoU, Ncell will henceforth provide forecasting and early warning information on hydro-meteorology related disaster such as flood and landslides through mass SMS to the people living in the downstream of West Rapti, Narayani, Kankai, Koshi, Bagmati, Karnali, Babai and Kamala River.
 
Under the MoU, depending upon the situation, DHM will provide SMS content to Ncell and the company will send SMS to the people living in those areas. DHM that keeps track of the hydro and metrology situations will trigger the messaging based on water level in rivers, following which Ncell will immediately send early warning SMS from short code number 1155 to the customers living in the disaster prone areas based on the real time situation.
 
After receiving message about the water level crossing danger level, people can move to government-designated safe locations with their belongings. As soon as water level returns to normal, SMS alert will again be sent to inform them that there is no immediate risk. 
 
Ncell joined hands with the DHM for the implementation of early warning system as a part of its corporate social responsibility. “Flow of SMS to customers before occurrence of flood and landslide will contribute in saving human lives and reduce loss of property,” said Perkins. “We are much delighted to be a part of this noble project."
 
Each year the country witnesses loss of human lives and huge property due to natural disasters like landslides and floods. “This collaboration with Ncell will help make people living in the risk prone areas to be pre-informed and remain safe,” said DHM Director General Dr. Sharma. “It is a good initiative. We will continue to add more locations in coming days.”
 
A total of 42 areas in the downstream of various rivers have been included as disaster prone locations and depending upon the risks of flood and landslides, Ncell will send DHM approved SMS alert to the people living in such areas.
 
On the DHM part, depending up on increasing water level and rainfall, it will inform Ncell and provide all the details and SMS message contents to be circulated to the people.Ncell customers residing in flood and landslides high risk areas will now receive early warning alerts of possible flood and landslides in their areas through SMS. Ncell on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) for the early warning/alerts system, which can help people to safety and prevent loss of property in areas where risk of flood and landslides is high.
 
Simon Perkins, managing director of Ncell and Dr. Rishi Ram Sharma, director general of the DHM signed the MoU for collaboration for the early warning. Going by the MoU, Ncell will henceforth provide forecasting and early warning information on hydro-meteorology related disaster such as flood and landslides through mass SMS to the people living in the downstream of West Rapti, Narayani, Kankai, Koshi, Bagmati, Karnali, Babai and Kamala River.
 
Under the MoU, depending upon the situation, DHM will provide SMS content to Ncell and the company will send SMS to the people living in those areas. DHM that keeps track of the hydro and metrology situations will trigger the messaging based on water level in rivers, following which Ncell will immediately send early warning SMS from short code number 1155 to the customers living in the disaster prone areas based on the real time situation.
 
After receiving message about the water level crossing danger level, people can move to government-designated safe locations with their belongings. As soon as water level returns to normal, SMS alert will again be sent to inform them that there is no immediate risk. 
 
Ncell joined hands with the DHM for the implementation of early warning system as a part of its corporate social responsibility. “Flow of SMS to customers before occurrence of flood and landslide will contribute in saving human lives and reduce loss of property,” said Perkins. “We are much delighted to be a part of this noble project."
 
Each year the country witnesses loss of human lives and huge property due to natural disasters like landslides and floods. “This collaboration with Ncell will help make people living in the risk prone areas to be pre-informed and remain safe,” said DHM Director General Dr. Sharma. “It is a good initiative. We will continue to add more locations in coming days.”
 
A total of 42 areas in the downstream of various rivers have been included as disaster prone locations and depending upon the risks of flood and landslides, Ncell will send DHM approved SMS alert to the people living in such areas.
 
On the DHM part, depending up on increasing water level and rainfall, it will inform Ncell and provide all the details and SMS message contents to be circulated to the people.
 

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