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This project is a part of a five country regional programme in South Asia that seeks to support regional cooperation through knowledge sharing and development of best practices in the context of the SAARC Comprehensive Framework on Disaster Management agreed in February 2006.

Earthquakes remain a major concern in Nepal, especially in urban areas In fact, according to BCPR's (Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery) 2004 report, Disaster Reduction: A challenge for development, Nepal is the 11th rank in the world in vulnerability to earthquakes hazards and seismic faults passing through Nepal makes the entire country susceptible to this phenomenon.The country programme is designed to strengthen the institutional and community level capacity to plan and implement earthquake risk reduction strategies and disaster recovery preparedness in NepalThe recovery of the cost incurred is essential for the sustainability of the project. Hence, some recovery means should be adopted like ticketing from the park users. Further details are essential to be done for the proper management of the park to be done in future.

Project Duration : October 2007 to May 2009

Programme Period : 2007 to 2010

Management Arrangement: National Implementation (NIM) project of UNDP

Programme Component : MYFF (Multi Year Funding Framework) Service Line 4.5 - Natural Disaster Reduction

Source of Fund : Government of Japan

Goal: To reduce the impact of potential earthquakes on seismically vulnerable communities in Nepal

Purpose: To strengthen national capacity (institutional and community level) for pre-disaster preparedness and mitigation and post-disaster recovery planning with a focus on targeted earthquake-prone urban areas of Nepal

Overall Output : Capacity of the key line ministries, local bodies, civil societies and urban/rural communities enhanced for planning and implementation of disaster risk management, emergency response and early recovery.