President ECOSF visits the Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences at Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China on September 16, 2018
September 16, 2018: On the invitation of Prof. Peng CUI the head of the Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE) of Chinese Academy of Sciences, President of ECO Science Foundation Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro visited the Institute at Chengdu. Purpose of the visit was to see the facilities of IMHE and to meet Prof. Peng CUI and his team. The IMHE is engaged in establishment of a Joint Pak-China Centre on Disasters Research and Risk assessment as well as reduction in Pakistan. Prof. CUI and his team welcomed Prof. Soomro and briefed him about the activities of the institution and showed him around the Disaster Simulation Laboratories of the instutute.
The following issues were discussed and agreed to further collaborate on them.
- Conference on DRR in Beijing in May 2019
- A conference on DRR with special reference to Pakistan to be organized in Islamabad
- Establishment of Joint Pak-China Centre on Disaster Risk Research in Pakistan
- CPEC-DRR and preparation of an Atlas of Disaster Risks of OBOR countries
Prof. Peng CUI sought cooperation of ECOSF for the preparation of atlas and cooperation especially of and in the ECO member countries; which was agreed and assured by Dr. Soomro.