ADB, WB, Aga Khan Foundation to help Government of Kyrgyzstan assess earthquake damage in Nura village.
The multilateral meeting of international donors and leaders of
Kyrgyz Ministries took place today in the Ministry of Economic
Development and Trade at the initiative of the Asian Development Bank concerning the earthquake damage assessment in Nura village, Osh oblast.
The Kyrgyz Earthquake Damage Assessment Mission (KEDA) of the Asian
Development Bank (ADB) arrived in Bishkek on November 5 in response to a
request from the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic for ADB
assistance following the earthquake in the south of the country on 5
October 2008.The objective of the KEDA mission is to develop priorities
and identify the interventions and financial requirements needed for
essential reconstruction and rehabilitation activities. The World Bank
Group and the Aga Khan Foundation joined this initiative. The Government
will assume the overall leadership role for the damage assessment. The
following ministries and state bodies will be involved into this
assessment: President's Administration, Prime Minister's
Office, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Ministry of
Finances, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministry of
Emergency Situations, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of
Public Health. ADB is mandated to lead this exercise. This coordinated
effort will ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness in dealing with
the earthquake. The main sectors for the assessment are: transport
infrastructure; energy (power transmission, substations); housing and
buildings, livelihood; water supply and sanitation. ADB has submitted a
policy note to the Government with recommendations for dealing with the
transition from disaster response to reconstruction and recovery. KEDA
Mission will work from November 5 to 19, 2008. The Mission will meet
with governmental representatives during first days and depart for
affected village for more than two weeks. Mission members include Mr.
Peter Fedon, Advisor, Office of the Director General, ADB; Mr. Mian S.
Shafi, Sr. Project Implementation Officer, ADB; Mr. Bayanjargal
Byambasaikhan, Energy Specialist (Infrastructure), ADB; Mr. Ian
Wilderspin, Consultant, ADB; Mr. Lan Wu, Country Director, ADB; Ms. Asel
Chyngysheva, Sr. Project Implementation Officer, ADB; Ms. Cholpon
Mambetova, Poroject Implementation Officer, ADB.
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