National emergency/ disaster management authority: Ministry of Defense - National Civil Protection Agency
Main tasks:

  •  The National Civil Protection Agency prepares plans for civil emergency management and ensures their implementation, and directly supports the Ministry of Interior in its coordination functions and related responsibilities relating to civil emergency situations at national, prefecture and commune and municipal levels.
  •  National coordination procedures are maintained by the 24-hour National Operations Centre for Civil Emergencies (NOCCE) which has direct links with all operational forces and others stakeholders, including Civil Emergency Sectors established in each prefecture.
  •  Through the Technical Consultative of Civil Emergencies the Agency creates and maintains inter-institutional relations and coordinates disaster management activities in the country.