Video toolkit on earthquake safe construction launched
Dr. Narayan Khadka, Nepal's Minister of Urban Development formally launched the video toolkit on earthquake safe building Construction in Hotel Himalayan today. The video toolkit which was developed by Minister of Urban Development with support from UNDP's Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme is aimed at prospective house owners. Ninety percent of all buildings in the Kathmandu Valley are constructed by owners themselves—often without the knowledge of building codes and safety standards.
The toolkit will be also be broadcasted via television channels soon.