Special session of the Syrian Government
The Syrian government announced a series of resolutions following the conclusion of an extraordinary session to follow up on the aftermath of the earthquake.
The session set strategic directions that included a review of Syria’s earthquake code to further inoculate buildings against seismic hazards.
It also included assessing buildings in areas on seismic platforms to increase their engineering durability, developing an annual plan for preparation, response and rapid intervention during disasters, allocating a permanent reserve budget for emergencies in the State’s general budget annually and preparing a study to introduce an insurance product against natural disasters.
Emphasizing the rapid processing and installation of some 400 prefabricated rooms equipped with all services in Latakia and Aleppo governorates as temporary accommodation for those affected.