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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.

Nepal: At your own risk - Opinion

5 Feb 2016, Kantipur Publications

In an opinion piece in the Kathmandu Post, Navin Singh Khadka, a BBC journalist based in London laments that 'there is no one this write-up could hold accountable or could seek responsible answers from. Such is the political vacuum in Nepal. Otherwise, for instance, the 'build back better' slogan would not have remained empty words for the earthquake survivors even after 10 months of the disaster'... http://bit.ly/23MuExM

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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