YCDC holds 2nd Workshop for Multiple Risks Management in Extreme Events in YGN, Fast Growing (Mega) Cities in Myanmar Applied Research Project (2nd Phase)

2nd Workshop for Multiple Risks Management in Extreme Events held in Yangon.  Photo: Supplied
2nd Workshop for Multiple Risks Management in Extreme Events held in Yangon. Photo: Supplied

The Yangon City Development Committee is cooperating with the Cologne University-Germany to make Multiple Risks Management in extreme events in Yangon and fast growing Mega Cities in Myanmar Applied research project (2nd phase) said U Soe Lwin, Deputy Mayor of YCDC.
He made opening remarks at the workshop held on 14 February at City Hall of YCDC.
“We are making efforts to be safe from increased risks of rapid and slow onset natural disasters and live in sustainable, inclusive, low carbon, climate resilient towns.” We are also cooperating with technical experts and students from Cologne University, Germany,” said U Soe Lwin.
“Unlike other projects, this project is very different from other projects for including not only implementation stage but also research and knowledge sharing scholarship programme. We are also achieve not only research papers, maps and data from this project but also valuable experience of survey works and knowledge of data analysis process. These will be very useful and helpful for our mega cities of multiple risks management in extreme events, he added.
“The Myanmar Climate Change Master Plan clearly defines a series of high-priority activities, their respective strategic indication and the responsibilities of involved stakeholders, Deputy Mayor said. Moreover, in Myanmar climate change strategy also defines across six specific sectors, COC has to lead these actions to be successful, Deputy Mayor said.
As a national cross sectoral framework, strongly urges to incorporate all ministries and sub-national government and to invest from private and public organization their plans and targets. Besides private sector and development partners should support to capacity development in terms of technology, finance and human resources, said U Soe Lwin.
The project will cover other four mega cities, Nay Pyi Taw, Taunggyi, Mandalay and Mawlamyine. Moreover YCDC, Yangon University, other related departments, development committees and government of the other mega cities will cooperate as well.—GNLM

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