Unesco picks George Town for disaster risk reduction project; Melissa Darlyne Chow; FMT

Malaysia – Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca

George Town has been selected by Unesco as a pilot site for a disaster risk reduction project due to its commendable heritage city management efforts.

GEORGE TOWN: George Town has been picked by the Jakarta and Apia Unesco offices as a pilot site for a disaster risk reduction project due to its commendable heritage city management efforts.

Cultural unit head of the Unesco Office in Jakarta, Moe Chiba, said if there are any good examples or practices of heritage city management, it has often happened in George Town.

She said when she was based in the Unesco office in India previously, whenever there was a problem with disaster management, disaster risk reduction, increasing population and uncontrolled urban development, they would look to George Town for good practices, solutions and techniques.

“I am hoping that in terms of disaster risk reduction of a historical city, George Town will again set another example,” she said at a press conference here today.

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