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Odisha CM seeks international disaster mitigation centre

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

on Wednesday placed a proposal before UN officials to set up an in the state.

The had a meeting with officials of the UN, World Bank, (ADB) and other international organisations along with the Department of Economic Affairs,

Naveen said that the UN system plays an important role in developing global public goods.

"Therefore, the University may consider setting up an in Bhubaneswar," he added.

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, the said.

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

He laid emphasis on disaster proofing of energy infrastructure, development of a and restoration of livelihoods.

The Chief Minister urged the UN team to modify the existing programmes to incorporate some of these activities for early implementation in the state.

Appreciating the efforts of the in pre-cyclone evacuation, the delegation said the timely efforts of the government saved the lives of many people.

They also praised the relief and restoration work taken up by the state and assured full cooperation.



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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 21:10 IST