Specialists and Turkish officers gathered within the southeastern Gaziantep province on Friday to debate plans to construct disaster-resistant houses and cities in Türkiye, following final month’s lethal earthquakes which claimed not less than 47,000 lives.
The Nationwide Threat Defend Mannequin assembly befell in Gaziantep, one of many 11 provinces worst hit by highly effective back-to-back earthquakes final month, on the native directorate of the nation’s catastrophe company AFAD, with Surroundings, Urbanization, and Local weather Change Minister Murat Kurum on the helm.
Talking after the assembly, Kurum stated that as a part of the mannequin, consultants, scientists, and lecturers are conducting analysis on post-disaster administration, the development of resilient cities with insurance policies to be adopted within the rebuilding course of, and catastrophe threat administration.
Working teams, that embody consultants and bureaucrats from numerous fields, have been fashioned within the second assembly.
“We’ll defend the character and atmosphere of cities with insurance policies that might be appropriate and inductive with historical past, tradition, and demographic constructions right here. We’ll make them proof against local weather change, and notice our goals with an understanding that may make them proof against disasters,” stated Kurum.
“We’ll act by preserving the distinctive construction, id, structure, and values of every metropolis,” he added.
In the meantime, a proposal for the formation of a catastrophe reconstruction fund was adopted by the parliament’s Planning and Price range Committee on Thursday.
Greater than 47,000 folks have been killed in Türkiye by earthquakes that struck on Feb. 6, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated on Friday.
The magnitude 7.7 and seven.6 quakes, centered in Kahramanmaras, rocked 11 provinces, together with Adana, Adıyaman, Diyarbakır, Gaziantep, Hatay, Kilis, Malatya, Osmaniye, Elazığ, and Şanlıurfa.
Round 14 million folks in Türkiye have been affected, in addition to many others in northwestern Syria.