Bangladesh government has sought Japanese cooperation to construct earthquake-resistant buildings to minimize the damages caused by earthquake.
"We need technical and financial support from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to provide training to our architectures and engineers for constructing earthquake-resistant buildings," said State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr M Enamur Rahman when a four- member JICA representative led by its Bangladesh Chief Hitioshi Hirata called on him at his ministry, said a ministry press release here today.
Rahman said, "We want to make the country into an earthquake resistant one like Japan and that's why all the old buildings would be renovated to make them earthquake safe."
During the meeting, they also discussed about the progress of different JICA aided development projects being implemented under the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief. The JICA representatives expressed their satisfaction about the progress of the ongoing projects.
Lauding various development programmes of Bangladesh government, the JICA chief said Bangladesh is now a role model in disaster management. He assured of providing necessary support to Bangladesh for constructing earthquake- proof building.