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More engineers needed for disaster relief work


TOO FEW civil engineers are being trained in disaster relief and reconstruction skills, aid experts have said.

They expressed fears that Non Government Organisations (NGOs) engaged in relief and reconstruction are not employing enough engineers. They said those engineers being deployed lacked the skills to work in disaster hit countries.

'We are desperate for more engineers and architects to be working on NGOs, ' said Arup associate director Jo Da Silva.

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