Nepal prepares for national quake safety day
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 80, Issue 46, page 550, 16 November 1999
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When Nepal's annual Earthquake Safety Day rolls around next January 16, the National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal plans a weeklong program of earthquake drills by school children, a safety exhibitions risk management symposium, and a report on the achievements of the Kathmandu Valley Earthquake Risk Management Project. The 18-month project of NSET-Nepal and GeoHazards International has several objectives: assess earthquake risk and devise an action plan to manage the risk; reduce vulnerability of Kathmandu Valley's approximately 650 public schools; raise public awareness; and build local institutions that can sustain the work of the project.