BiH: Japanese government invests 6.2 million BAM in landslide risk management

Responding to the longer-term needs after the catastrophic May 2014 floods, the Government of Japan pledged to the 6.2 million BAM funding for two projects: Landslide Disaster Risk Management and Repair and Reconstruction of Centers for Disabled Children in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), reports Sarajevo Times.

“We at UNDP are thankful to the Government of Japan for entrusting us with the resources which they have allocated for landslide mitigation in BiH. This initiative is part of UNDP’s larger efforts to not only carry out post-disaster recovery in flood affected areas, but also to move the country towards sustainable development through risk reduction and resilience building. We are pleased to partner with the Government of Japan as well as with governments of the FBiH and RS, both of whom have confirmed that they will be co-financing this project” said UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Zahira Virani.

Pubblication date: 05/02/2015
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