Jica to help build disaster management park

- Post Report, Kathmandu
The primary purposes of such park is to provide temporary evacuation space and to support rescue activities in times of disasters

Dec 16, 2017-Jica Nepal will be providing technical assistance to Lalitpur Metropolitan City for building the Guita Domar Disaster Management Park in Lalitpur as a part of its “Quick Impact Project” program. The ground-breaking ceremony for the Disaster Management Park was conducted jointly by Lalitpur Metropolitan City Mayor Chiribabu Maharjan and Chief Representative of Jica Nepal Jun Sakuma amidst a function in Guitole, Lalitpur on Friday. 

The primary purposes of building such parks are to provide temporary evacuation space and to support rescue activities with appropriate disaster management facilities. At the Guita Domar Disaster management Park, a two-storey building for a disaster management centre will be constructed, along with a toilet, one amphitheatre, 20 units of toilet, 3 septic tanks and soak pit, an 80,000-liter surface water tank and a 1,500-liter water tank separately for the toilets. In addition, some equipment for emergency responses will be provided. The total construction cost of the park is approximately Rs 27 million and it is expected to be completed by September 2018. 

Speaking at the event Maharjan thanked the Government of Japan and Jica for this valuable contribution in developing the city of Lalitpur. He further stated that this project is a positive start to other development initiatives to come.

The idea of making an emergency evacuation space in urban areas was proposed in the “Kathmandu Valley Resilience Plan” prepared by Jica Project which outlined the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) measures against future earthquakes. In addition, the plan also includes plans for developing emergency road networks, ensuring safety of bridges and housing & other buildings.

Published: 16-12-2017 07:56

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