India funds flood, earthquake warning systems in Myanmar
India has launched a flood and earthquake early warning systems in Myanmar aimed at helping the country mitigate the effects of natural calamities that affect millions of people every year.
Vikram Misri, India’s ambassador to Myanmar, inaugurated on Friday the New Delhi-financed project to develop the Long-Lead Flood Early Warning System and Earthquake Monitoring System in Myanmar, which is expected to give the government more information on mitigating the effects of disasters.
“Both systems will be housed in the Department of Meteorology and Hydrography (DMH) of the Ministry of Transport and Communications in Nay Pyi Taw,” according to a statement issued by the embassy on Friday.
The systems have been tested and verified and are now fully integrated with existing Myanmar disaster mitigation systems.