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Training of Haitian masons in earthquake-resistant construction

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Training of Haitian masons in earthquake-resistant construction

Here are some Haitian masons receiving training on earthquake-resistant construction

On Wednesday, March 18, 2015, under a UNDP's (United Nations Development Program) earthquake prevention plan, the National Institute for Professional Training (INFP) and the Swiss Cooperation with financial assistance from the Fund for Reconstruction of Haiti (FRH), launched the Phase II Training Program of earthquake-resistant construction for 220 masons from the northern departments of the Northeast and Northwest. The program was initially launched in 2012 and so far a total of 37 engineers, both from public and private sectors and 24 foremen have been trained in earthquake-resistant construction with necessary knowledge on the seismic assessment of buildings so that they can prepare Haiti with safe and sustainable construction to avoid risk of future disasters.

Tags: Disaster, earthquake, construction

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