The Closing Ceremony of the UNDP project “Landslide Disaster Risk Management in Bosnia and Herzegovina” in Sarajevo

  

On September 15, 2016, Ambassador of Japan to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH) Mr. Kazuya Ogawa attended the closing ceremony of the UNDP project “Landslide Disaster Risk Management in Bosnia and Herzegovina” together with Deputy Minister of Security of BH Mr. Mijo Kresic, Minister for Physical Planning of BH Federation Mr. Josip Martic, and UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident Coordinator Ms. Sezin Sinanoglu.
 

The Government of Japan, as a part of the Japanese assistance to the flood that occurred in May 2014 in Bosnia and Herzegovina, granted 2.94 million USD to the project. The project provides support to 9 flood-affected local municipalities (Doboj, Gorazde, Maglaj, Srebrenik, Tuzla, Zenica, Zvornik, Zepce and Vogosca) in order to remediate landslides and stabilize lands through specific risk-reduction works, as well as to strengthen their landslide management and monitoring capacities. The project directly benefited around 300 houses as well as a hospital and indirectly around 44,500 people through strengthening of institutional capabilities of local governments for landslide management.