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Friday 7 January 2005

India: Disaster must be turned into opportunity: PM

"We must convert this disaster into an opportunity to rebuild and modernise the fishing and coastal economies in the affected areas", the Prime Minister told Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, during an hour-long meeting here.

Welcoming induction of new technology for better boats and safer housing along with coastline, Singh said the Tsunami Early Warning System would be put in place, PMO spokesman Sanjaya Baru, told reporters.

While immediate priorities were on temporary housing, medicines and restarting their livelihood, the long-term measures include permanent housing and modern harbour and jetties, Singh said.

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Anonymous Anonymous said :

Hopefully this technology and planning will save lives.

Sat Jan 08, 12:22:00 AM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Test comments. Please ignore.

- Ganesh

Sat Jan 08, 11:50:00 PM IST