Structural Analysis and Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings Using SAP 2000 and Implementation of National Building Code of Nepal for Municipal Engineers in BiratnagarEarthquake Risk Reduction and Recovery Preparedness (ERRRP) program was initiated by UNDP/BCPR (Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery) with the support of government of Japan. This being a National Implementation (NIM) project of UNDP, the implementation responsibility of the project is Ministry of Physical Planning & Works, Department of Urban Development & Building Construction (DUDBC). Therefore, UNDP/ERRRP project has been continuously strengthening the Earthquake Risk Reduction Management capacity of its selected municipalities in 5 development regions of Nepal since April 2008. The project focuses on capacity building programme through training, sensitize people and giving awareness as well as establishing linkages with partners at different levels for earthquake disaster mitigation to transfer the technology of earthquake resistant construction to reduce the impact of potential earthquakes and respond to disasters more effectively in Nepal.
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