Patnaik proposes UN to set up a centre for disaster mitigation in Odisha

Updated: few hours ago

Bhubaneswar, May 15 (PTI) The Odisha government Wednesday urged the United Nations (UN) to set up an international centre for disaster mitigation and recovery in the state.

The proposal was mooted by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik when he met the officials of United Nations, World Bank, Asian Development Bank and other international organisations here in a meeting.

Officials of the Department of Economic Affairs were also present.

Stating that the UN system plays an important role in developing global public good, Patnaik said the United Nations University could consider setting up an international centre for disaster mitigation and recovery in Bhubaneswar.