31 May 2016

The project “Seismic Risk Assessment in Bangladesh" was initiated by the Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP) under the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MaDMR) of the Government of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh. The Programme is funded by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), European Union (EU), Norwegian Embassy, UKaid, Swedish Sida and Australian Aid. The study was conducted in two phases, CDMP I (2007-2009) and CDMP II (2012-2014). In phase I seismic risk assessments were conducted for Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet city corporation areas, while in phase II assessments were conducted for Bogra, Dinajpur, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Rangpur and Tangail city corporation/municipal areas. The main objectives of the project has been to understand the prevailing earthquake hazard in the national context; to understand the vulnerability and risk related to earthquake in the major cities of the country; and to undertake initiatives for earthquake preparedness and capacity  building in accordance with requirements at, National, City, Community and Agency levels.

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