representatives of the governments of Mexico and Japan met at the Ministry of External Affairs (SRE) to formally launch the project activities to strengthen governance for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Mexico.
The project, signed by the authorities of both countries on March 2 this year, will make it possible to implement pre-investment for DRR, by drawing up local plans. The project will start in two pilot locations: CDMX and the state of Chiapas, with a focus on risk hydrology seismic they have respectively.
The agreement provides for cooperation for the next 36 months. From May 2022 to June 2025. During this period, HR templates will be created and DRR plans will be prepared in the selected pilot locations. At the same time, there will be an acute course of training for the preparation of plans and their operation.
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Files will be prepared for periodic assessment of existing and residual risks and once the results are evaluated, they can be implemented at other pilot locations as part of the second phase.
The amount to be contributed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is approximately 30 million pesos. The agreement reached by the two governments facilitates the arrival of a Japanese project coordinator during the execution period as well as training for Mexican personnel in the Asian country.
The meeting was attended by the General Director of Civil Defense, ING Oscar Zepeda Ramos; Emtro Raul lvarez Villasenor, General Director of Project Operations in Mexico of the Mexican Agency for International Cooperation for Development (Amexseed); Director of the National Center for Disaster Prevention (Sinapred), Eng. Enrique Guevara Ortiz; and Mexico City’s Secretary of Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Defense, Arc Miriam Urjua Venegas.
Mexico and Japan share geological and hydro-meteorological risks, That’s why international cooperation is so important in this matter. Sharing the knowledge of both governments and society in terms of risk reduction in natural disasters constitutes a virtuous cycle in the future The population of both the countries will appreciate.
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Mexico and Japan coordinate for disaster risk reduction