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Critical Infrastructure

The primary physical structures, technical facilities and systems whose disruption, failure or destruction have a serious impact on the functioning of society, the economy or the state within a natural hazard induced disaster context.

ADB: Vanuatu sign agreement to rebuild roads after Cyclone Pam

27 Nov 2015, ADB

The project will support the government’s efforts to reconstruct, and climate- and disaster-proof transport sector infrastructure on the Efate ring road, which suffered significant damage from flooding as a result of Cyclone Pam in March 2015. 'The Cyclone Pam Road Reconstruction Project will help the government upgrade and strengthen the resilience of targeted infrastructure under the project'...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.2 [PDF, 102Kb]Social development policies and plans are being implemented to reduce the vulnerability of populations most at risk
  • Indicator 4.3 [PDF, 93Kb]Economic and productive sectorial policies and plans have been implemented to reduce the vulnerability of economic activities
  • Indicator 4.6 [PDF, 85Kb]Procedures are in place to assess the disaster risk impacts of major development projects, especially infrastructure
  • Indicator 5.3 [PDF, 86Kb]Financial reserves and contingency mechanisms are in place to support effective response and recovery when required.

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