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Strengthen infrastructure for safety, says United Nations

The United Nations has launched a campaign to bring more than 1,000 local government leaders around the world ...

May 31, 2010   Canadian Consulting Engineer

The United Nations has launched a campaign to bring more than 1,000 local government leaders around the world to commit to making their cities more resistant to natural disasters.
Initiated in the wake of disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti to volcanic eruptions in Iceland, the campaign asks cities to step up their investment in infrastructure and building safety, in drainage systems to reduce flooding, and installing early warning systems, among other measures.
The mayors of six cities: Bonn in Germany; Mexico City; Saint Louis in Senegal; Karlstad in Sweden; Larreynaga-Malpaisillo in Nicaragua; and Albay in the Philippines are the first to commit to at least one of the checklist’s 10 points.
The two-year scheme is called “Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready.” It was launched in Bonn, Germany.


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