Nepal’s Department of Mines and Geology (DMG) firmed up today its cooperation with RIMES on earthquake risk assessment with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. Represented by Mr. Sarbjit Prasad Mahato, Director General, DMG agreed to cooperate with RIMES on enhancing DMG capacity on real-time earthquake and crustal deformation monitoring and seismic risk assessment. The signing was witnessed by Mr. Rishiraj Koirala, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Nepal, Dr. Rajendra Bhadari, Superintendent Geologist, DMG, and Mr. Lok Bijaya Adikari, Chief, National Seismological Center, DMG.
Mr. A.R. Subbiah, Director, RIMES, stressed that this cooperation opens opportunities to assist Nepal in earthquake resilience. Mr. Mahato appreciated DMG cooperation with RIMES, particularly in light of the devastating impacts of last year’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Gorkha, near Kathmandu.