Peru to host World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
Americas, Disaster, June 1 2016
LIMA: Lima will host the World Engineering Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction gathering renowned world experts on December 5- 6, 2016.
Organized by the College of Engineers of Peru and the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), the said conference will contribute to disseminating experts’ experiences on disaster prevention.
Close to 800 engineers —400 of them from overseas— are expected to join the gathering.
The College of Engineers of Peru aims at creating a plan to allow the country to face disasters properly and thus ensure minimum human casualties and material losses.
The Declaration of Lima will be approved within the framework of this international event.
The announcement ceremony saw the participation of Housing and Urbanism Deputy Minister Ricardo Vidal Nuñez, Peru’s College of Engineers Dean Jorge Alva Hurtado and National University of Engineering Professor Emeritus, Engineer Julio Kuroiwa.