Public-private sector cooperation key in Asia Pacific disaster management

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With 70 percent of the world’s natural disasters occurring in Asia Pacific in 2014 resulting in a total cost of US$59.6 billion in economic losses, industry leaders today have called for far greater cooperation between the public and private sectors in disaster preparation and response across the region, reports The Malaysian Reserve.

"There must be an established mechanism for the government and the private sector to talk in advance of a disaster. You can look at the crucial three as an example – water, power and communications – where are we most likely to have a problem? Where have we lost communication lines in the past as a result of disasters? I don’t know if the governments will know that but I bet you the cell phone company does", Nathaniel Forbes, Director of the Forbes Calamity Prevention told The Malaysian Reserve.

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