Projects providing island-level protection from disasters to be implemented this year

Three projects aimed at providing protection from natural disasters are to be implemented this year, the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) has said.

A one-year partnership agreement has been signed between NDMC and Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), and that efforts are underway to implement the projects in 2013, local media reported.

A statement by NDMC said that the three projects include a priority implementation partnership project, a project on establishing a national framework on protection from disasters, and a project on providing assistance in drafting the law on disaster-related matters.

Local media reported that priority implementation partnership project involves island-level development plans to reduce the damage caused by disasters.