Monday, 11 February 2008 10:34 AM

Use New Knowledge: Minister Lilo

The Minister for Mines, Energy and Meteorology, Gordon Darcy Lilo urges participants of the four-day Tsunami and Mitigation Systems workshop to use knowledge gained in their own fields.

Mr. Lilo made the call at the close of the workshop that was funded by various overseas donors last Friday.

Minister Lilo stressed that utilizing knowledge gained is very important because Solomon Islands is a disaster prone area and are vulnerable to around nine disasters.

He said his government is hopeful that a result of the workshop will be realized soon.

Mr. Lilo revealed that his new Ministry is receiving a lot of support for both from within and outside of the country.

He said a team from Taiwan is expected next week to arrive and work with his Ministry and other partners to look at ways of supporting disaster management work in Solomon Islands.

Mr. Lilo added that a team from the European Union is also expected soon to work with his Ministry on similar activities.

The Minister said whilst the positive response is encouraging, he urges every one in the country to contribute in whatever little ways they can to minimize risks and vulnerabilities to disasters.

Minister Lilo also thanked the overseas consultants who conducted the workshop.

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