President of the Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) Narendra Kumar Basnyat said that Post Disaster is a challenge and opportunities as well. “We need to work in the post disaster management involving national and international stake holders,” said president Basnyat.
President Basnyat was speaking at a program organized by CNI in partnership with Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief. The program brought key players from the Nepalese private sector together to discuss Nepal’s earthquake challenges and how to proactively overcome these.
At the seminar, titled “Reconstruction Nepal: Global Perspective,” key-note speaker Dr. Kit Miyamoto, from the global structural earthquake engineering firm, Miyamoto International and founder of non-profit, Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief, shared experiences gained working throughout the world in post-earthquake environments. Lessons learned from disaster response, early recovery and reconstruction in recent earthquakes in Haiti and New Zealand were shared, as well as successful response and reconstruction strategies developed and implemented during international earthquake disasters of the last two-decade.
“This is the most critical time in the path of Nepal’s reconstruction,” said Dr. Kit Miyamoto, “The decisions and actions we take today will either hasten or slow down Nepal’s recovery. We are honored to be a part of it, and work towards speedy recovery through engineering knowledge and technology transfer.”
The seminar also took a closer look at various scenario of Nepal’s earthquake.
Participants comprised of key leaders from the various industries in Nepal engaged in a dialogue on what the future holds for Nepal and how the public, private and non-profit sectors can work together to tackle Nepal’s earthquake challenges and build a stronger and more resilient nation.