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Symposium on Seismic Disaster Mitigation held by Buet JIDPUS

  • Published at 07:53 pm October 25th, 2021
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The collaboration can develop earthquake early warning system 

Speakers at a symposium organized by Buet-JIDPUS (Japan Institute of Disaster Prevention and Urban Safety) recently stressed the importance of implementing the earthquake early warning (EEW) system in Bangladesh.

The two-day online symposium titled “International Symposium on Disaster Risk Reduction: Towards a Disaster Resilient Bangladesh through Integrated Cooperation”, included over 100 participants from home and abroad.

The program started off discussing Japan’s benefits through the nationwide application of the EEW system.

Later, Prof Dr AFM Saiful Amin presented the possibility of developing an EEW system for Bangladesh, and the current capacities of the Bangladesh Meteorological Department.

Presenters discussed the fact that, despite the short time interval between receiving a warning and more substantial damage, this system can be a powerful tool in reducing the impact of an earthquake, especially with regard to national lifelines, and thus evading economic losses in many sectors of the country.

Participants focused on the collaborative effort of Japan and Bangladesh in developing the EEW system by professionals’ capacity building through showcasing the activities and outputs of TSUIB and SATREPS projects.

Speakers stressed that the physical spaces containing digital platforms carrying forward the fourth Industrial Revolution, must have adequate security against disasters like earthquakes, which will uncover new horizons of opportunity to become more resilient by saving lives and infrastructure.

Speakers during an online session of the two-day International Symposium on Disaster Risk Reduction organized by Buet-JIPDUS on October 12 and 13 <strong>Dhaka Tribune</strong>

Disaster-resilience initiatives were showcased by the power sector, metro rail, Rajuk, and National Resilience Program.

They also discussed a holistic picture of the desired and attained disaster-mitigation initiatives of Bangladesh by elaborating on the behaviour of the Padma Bridge Rail Track’s railway embankment, the behaviour of theatres and halls under blast loading, the landslide early warning system, the impact of climate change, legislative matters, and the enforcement steps of BNBC 2020.

Prof Satya Prasad Majumder, the vice-chancellor of Buet, speaking as the chief guest emphasized the need to nourish cooperation and enhance interactions between national and international stakeholders and academia for the sector of disaster management, especially for EEW generation.

Special guest, Prof Abdul Jabbar Khan, pro-vice-chancellor of Buet, suggested the importance of involving policymakers in certain initiatives

Buet-JIDPUS aims to act as a national reference centre for teaching, learning, research, and awareness development in the field of disaster risk reduction and urban safety assurance and contributing to national policymaking.

Academic participants from the national and international arena as well as government and non-government professionals attended the symposium.

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