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First Central Asia Earthquake Risk Reduction Forum Kicks off

Almaty is hosting October 27-28 the first Central Asia Earthquake Risk Reduction Forum that is organized by the World Bank Group. Over 70 officials and specialists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and relevant organizations attend the forum.

In past, all five countries faced severe earthquakes with huge economic losses and victims.    

In order to prevent in the future similar consequences in Central Asia it is necessary to conduct an assessment of preparedness of each country to quakes and detect gaps in the risk management systems. It provides to create a bettered systematized and effective structure of investments directed in the reduction of risks, informs the World Bank press office. 

The main objective of the Forum is to form an overall picture of current state of actions aimed at reduction of earthquake risks in the region and their probable consequences for the budget of countries, and to activate a dialog on the initiatives for risk reduction among specialists from the Central Asian region.

The Forum is called to become a platform for the exchange of knowledge and experience between the parties interested in the search of investment solutions able to ensure resistance to seismic risks at regional and national levels. 

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