KARACHI: A two-week training workshop on disaster resilient structures opened on Tuesday at NED University of Engineering and Technology.

Focusing on earthquake, floods, fire and tsunami hazards, the training course would be led by experts from Pakistan and Russia, who would share their knowledge and experience with the participants.

The workshop is organised by the university’s earthquake engineering department.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Russian Consul General in Karachi Andrey Viktorovich Fedorov said that learning the Russian language was very much in the students’ interests.

Expressing gratitude to the government of Russia and its delegation for visiting the country, NED university Vice Chancellor Prof Sarosh Hashmat Lodi said the training would help save many precious lives.

Prof Masood Rafi of the NED university said the content and methodology of the workshop had been designed in a way to develop a deeper understanding of the risks posed by those hazards to infrastructure and communities.

The workshop participants also included professors and staff from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Malaysia.

Published in Dawn, April 24th, 2024

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