Japan supports improvement of Tajikistan’s road disaster management capacity

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The seminar was attended by the Minister of Transport Mr. Azim Ibrohim, Ambassador of Japan to Tajikistan Mr. Takayuki Miyashita, Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Mr. Muneo Takasaka, JICA experts from Japan (online), representatives of the Ministry of Transport and its institutions, representatives of various ministries and departments, development partners in Tajikistan.

The Project for Capacity Development for Road Disaster Management is the second Technical Cooperation Project of JICA in transport sector. It was launched in April 2017 and completed in February 2021

The main objective of the project is in improving the capacity of the Ministry of Transport (MoT) and the target SETMs/SEHMs for effective road disaster management.

JICA reportedly involved 15 Japanese experts and 4 local employees in this project and the following disasters were covered under the project: rockfall; slope failure, landslide; debris flow; river bank erosion; and inundation

The project was implemented by the support of Ministry of transport, SETM Hisor and 9 SEHM under its umbrella, SETM Sughd and 14 SEHM, SETM Rasht and 3 SEHM and Design Institute for Transport Infrastructure. A total number of trainees was 65.

Besides, a total of 16 employees of MoT, SETM/SEHM and DITI attended trainings on preventive measures in Japan in 2018 and 2019.

The following outputs were achieved under the project:1) road disaster management structure of MOT and the target SETMs/SEHMs is strengthened; 2) road disaster recoveries by the target SETMs/SEHMs are improved through standardization; 3) process of locally adaptable road disaster prevention is established at the target SETMs/SEHMs; 4) data necessary for road disaster management is available at MOT and the target SETMs for budget preparation and road disaster recovery and prevention; and 5) MoT and the target SETMs/SEHMs are capable of preparing budget proposal for road disaster prevention

In framework of this project the following equipment were procured by JICA for Ministry of Transport: giant rock breakers -- 2 units; hand rock breakers – 4 units; prefabricated steel cage for gabions – 60 sets; flexible intermediate bulk containers - 400 units; total station - 3 units auto level - 6 units; laser distance meter – 31 units; rain gauge – 8 sets; desktop computers - 4 sets; and PC – 3 units.

Source: Asia plus