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Risk Reduction and Preparedness in Nepal
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Spaces, Bhaktapur - Yeti Airlines on the occasion of its 16th anniversary as well as Children's day painted the new block of Jana Premi School in Lokanthali on Sunday, September 21, 2014. A total of twenty-five staffs participated in the painting.
Yeti Airlines in partnership with Save the Children has been supporting the school with its construction works worth NPR 13, 00,000 since 2014. Similarly, as a part of Corporate Social Responsibility, it donates Re. 1 per flight ticket to each of four social organizations involved in various social welfare activities.
In the last 15 years, Yeti Airlines has grown to become the country's premier airlines with the largest fleet of fourteen aircrafts. The airlines maintains and flies the largest and the most extensive destinations network in Nepal by covering major cities within Nepal from mountains and hills to the plains.
Spaces, Kathmandu - With an objective of raising awareness on the possibilities of earthquake disaster reduction, National Society for Earthquake Technology (NSET), in collaboration with Spaces magazine, conducted a day interactive workshop at IEC School of Art and Fashion Bishalnagar. The speakers in the workshop were Surya Bhakta Sangachhe, Anil Upadhyay and Sundar Shrestha.
Throughout the workshop, the speakers emphasized on "It's not the earthquake but the ignorance kills people." The workshop primarily focused on the precautionary actions before earthquakes, while also covering set of guided procedures as an emergency response during and after earthquakes. The precautionary steps included general guidelines for an individual as well as steps they should consider as designers.
The participants were mostly the students of interior design, and thus non-structural safety was given special priority. Speakers instructed how the water tanks, flower pots and brittle objects should be placed. They also explained how the furniture should be drilled to the wall to prevent it from falling and injuring someone. Other guides encompassed standard procedures on how one should react to an earthquake, on where they should be in such events and how they should exit a building.
Locating in between two major tectonic plates, Nepal lies in high seismic hazard zone. A very large number of high intensity fault lines are mapped throughout the country, especially Kathmandu; therefore NSET has been raising awareness amongst people on earthquake risk reduction and preparedness.