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Project Completion Report of
the Kathmandu Valley Earthquake Risk Management Project ADPC: Project Completion Report of <br> the Kathmandu Valley Earthquake Risk Management Project

Published on: 09/29/2000

Language: English

Author(s): Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

Department: Resilient Cities and Urban Management

Type: Project Reports

File size: 0.32 MB

 

Publication Overview/Description

The Kathmandu Valley Earthquake Risk Management Project was launched in September 1997 under the Asian Urban Disaster Mitigation Program. The objective of the Nepal national demonstration project is to reduce earthquake vulnerability of Kathmandu valley by establishing appropriate earthquake risk management policies. Developing an Earthquake Scenario and Action Plan was one of the initial steps
undertaken by the project. Other components of the project are improving school earthquake safety, increased public awareness, and building capacity of local institutions and professionals. The project, implemented by the National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal in association with GeoHazards International, USA, has successfully institutionalized an annual Earthquake Safety Day as a mean to raising public awareness, in addition to organizing masons’ training and demonstrating successful
retrofitting of selected schools in the valley.