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Asians share disaster resilience knowledge

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Deputy Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Soe Aung discussing at the workshop. Photo: mna

Asian countries shared knowledge of the sustainable development and disaster resilience of their cities at a workshop in Incheon, the Republic of Korea on 13 and 14 this month. At the workshop, a Myanmar delegation led by Deputy Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Soe Aung discussed the common disasters of the country and the adoption of national level policies and action programs on disaster management.
The delegation also dealt with matters relating to this year’s floods, particularly in Mon State where rehabilitation is underway and viable long-term and short-term plans for upgrading the disaster resilience of its capital Mawlamyine, substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities through collective efforts by all stakeholders under the Sendai Framework. implementation of disaster management and response programs, efficiency enhancement of local governments and the public, and promotion of disaster awareness campaigns.
Delegates to the workshop also visited the disaster and security control bureau in Incheon.
At the two-day workshop, the implementation of the Sendai Framework at the regional level was assessed and the knowledge of the adoption of a program on disaster resilience of cities was shared by the local-level delegates of Mawlamyine in Myanmar, Dhaka in Bangladesh, Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia, Kathmandu in Nepal and Sialkot in Indonesia and federal level delegates of five countries.

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