The government of Uzbekistan will receive technical assistance under the World Bank’s Disaster Risk Management Program. This was announced at the press-conference dedicated to the launch of this program. The Program is designed to raise the potential of the Republic in the field of disaster risk management for over the next 2.5 years.
The event was attended by first Deputy Minister of emergency situations of the Republic of Uzbekistan Komiljon Aripov, acting Head of World Bank office in Uzbekistan Jan-Peter Walters, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan in Uzbekistan Nobuaki Ito.
Given the fact that the territory of our country is prone to earthquake disasters, the government recognizes the need to reduce and manage the disaster risk. The Program to raise resilience to natural disasters is to be launched in order to further strengthen the capacity of Uzbekistan in this direction.
During the presentation, the head of the Program –disaster risk management specialist for Europe and Central Asia Ko Takeuchi spoke about the main directions of the project, the estimated results and value of its implementation in Uzbekistan.
“The program to raise resilience to natural disasters is aimed at strengthening the potential of Uzbekistan in disaster risk management, improving the system of crisis management, assessment of financial consequences of natural disasters for the country. This program is intended for 30 months, and is funded by the government of Japan and the World Bank. Our main partner and coordinator of the project is the Ministry of emergency situations of Uzbekistan,” Ko Takeuchi said.