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Naveen Patnaik urges UN to set up International Centre for Disaster Mitigation & Recovery in Odisha

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on Wednesday put forth a proposal before officials to set up an in

was speaking to officials of the UN, World Bank, and other International organisations led by the Department of Economic Affairs, in a meeting at the Secretariat.

He proposed that the UN may consider setting up an at Bhubaneswar. This could help in building upon the expertise that has gained in this sector as well as in developing international best practices for use across the world.

He also assured the UN team of providing all possible support for establishment of this centre in Bhubaneswar.

The Chief Minister, during the meeting, stressed on disaster-proofing of energy infrastructure, development of and restoration of livelihoods. He urged the UN team to modify the existing programmes to incorporate some of these activities for early implementation in

Appreciating the efforts of the in the pre-cyclone evacuation, the UN team said that the timely efforts of the saved the lives of many people. They also admired the relief and restoration work and assured full cooperation.

Earlier, the (ODRR) had complimented the Odisha government's "zero-casualty" policy and overall preparedness during cyclone Fani, which made landfall in Odisha on May 3 and left a trail of destruction.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 22:39 IST