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A stricter building code was put into effect in 1990 in the country.

With support from UNDP, an INDMP was developed and was approved by Cabinet in April 2003. It provides a framework for emergency management at the national, provincial and local levels during preparedness, mitigation and recovery phases.

Yet despite the serious effects of natural disasters on the sustainable development of the country, the existing governmental and non-governmental bodies have focused mostly on relief and response.

Little attention has been paid to disaster risk management.