The Government of Japan, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the official implementing agency for Official Technical Cooperation, dispatched a preliminary survey team to Kathmandu in August 2000 and exchanged a Scope of Work and Minutes of Meeting with HMG. Nippon Koei Co. Ltd. and OYO Corporation were contracted by JICA to conduct this study from January 2001 to March 2002. The resulting report, "Study on Earthquake Disaster Mitigation in the Kathmandu Valley" is presented herein.
The goals set in this study are focused on;
- Protecting life and property in the Kathmandu Valley,
- Strengthening socio-economic systems, and
- Protecting the stability of governance even in the event of major earthquakes.