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21 January 2021, 18:12

Belarus, Austria discuss emergency risk assessment guidelines

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MINSK, 21 January (BelTA) – Improvement of the risk assessment system for natural and man-made disasters was discussed at the University of Civil Protection of the Emergencies Ministry of Belarus on 21 January. The university hosted an online conference of the working group on the twinning project “Capacity building of the Emergencies Ministry of the Republic of Belarus”, BelTA learned from official representative of the university Andrei Sadovsky.

“Ivan Polevoda, Head of the University of Civil Protection of the Emergencies Ministry, and Siegfried Jachs, Head of the Unit for Civil Protection and Disaster Management at the Austrian Ministry of the Interior, discussed the first edition of the project of the national emergency risk assessment guidelines for natural and man-made disasters. Belarusian and Austrian specialists have been working on the document for the past four months. The draft document combines European and Belarusian approaches to the risk analysis and assessment and to the risk management principles,” Andrei Sadovsky said.

The video conference was the final event of the project that will be suspended on 1 February. The parties thanked each other for fruitful work and agreed to maintain contacts.

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