Responsibility - GARD training in Nepal
The "Get Airports Ready for Disaster" program (GARD) aims to prepare airports and staff in disaster prone areas to cope with the impact of a natural catastrophe. The one-week training specially focuses on a first on-site assessment, the training of local government employees and airport personnel and the development of detailed action plans for emergencies.
In Nepal the training targeted 5 airports: TIA (Kathmandu), Nepalganj, Biratnagar, Simara and Pokhara. Together, these airports can adequately provide disaster relief capability coverage for the whole country and its 30 million inhabitants.