Mock drill on disaster preparedness conducted in Visakhapatnam

Mock drill on disaster preparedness conducted in Visakhapatnam
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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Government of Japan (GoJ) project titled ‘Partnerships for Strengthening School Preparedness for Tsunami in the Asia Pacific Region’ is planned to implement in Visakhapatnam through the UNDP and the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC).

Visakhapatnam: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Government of Japan (GoJ) project titled 'Partnerships for Strengthening School Preparedness for Tsunami in the Asia Pacific Region' is planned to implement in Visakhapatnam through the UNDP and the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC).

As Andhra Pradesh has long stretches of coastal line, the activity is planned in Vishakhapatnam and Srikakulam in collaboration with respective district administrations from Tuesday to November 20.

The main activities under this project include preparation of school level disaster management plan, training on disaster management to school children and teachers, awareness generation among the community and conducting Tsunami mock drill by involving stakeholder departments and schoolchildren.

In connection with this, a maiden mock drill was conducted at Zilla Parishad School, Yarada, on Tuesday. More than 300 students from the school and teachers participated in it.

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