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Structural Safety

Any physical construction to reduce or avoid possible impacts of hazards, or application of engineering techniques to achieve hazard-resistance and resilience in structures or systems.

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Amid construction boom, Myanmar starts to build disaster resilience

15 Apr 2014, TRF

'I was here when Cyclone Nargis blew over us, and it was terrible. If something similar happens now, we should be better prepared, because there are more buildings, more vehicles and more people here,' said Zaw, a car dealer in Myanmar...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.1 [PDF, 104Kb]Disaster risk reduction is an integral objective of environment related policies and plans, including for land use natural resource management and adaptation to climate change
  • Indicator 4.4 [PDF, 101Kb]Planning and management of human settlements incorporate disaster risk reduction elements, including enforcement of building codes
  • Indicator 4.5 [PDF, 87Kb]Disaster risk reduction measures are integrated into post disaster recovery and rehabilitation processes

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