Projects realized for Istanbula. ISMEP (Istanbul Seismic Risk Mitigation and EmergencyPreparedness Project)Aim:
To initiate the process of preparation of Istanbul for an earthquake which isexpected to happen within 10-20 years. The project carries out studies with the major titles: preparation for emergencies, reduction of seismic hazards in public spaces,reinforcement of building foundations.
It is aimed to execute risk reduction in heritage sites and historic buildings,reinforcement for earthquake, development of response plan in the context of this project.
It went in effect in February 2006, and its application has begun.
JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)
Preparation of Earthquake Master Plan for IstanbulAim:
It aims to create a strategic document in order to reduce physical, social and public vulnerability in case of a probable earthquake in Istanbul.
Under the coordination of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, four major universities of the country came together and created this plan. It is being tested in Zeytinburnu, whichhouses Istanbul’s significant historic buildings.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, YTÜ, ITU,METU, BU, JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)
stanbul Office of Governor,
Istanbul Provincial DisasterManagement CenterAim:
A unit which has been organised to operate non-stop for 24 hours, in case of emergency, in order to coordinate teams which perform disaster prevention legally, andfollowing up and controlling these services.
Founded in January 1