UNDP supported the government on the integration of the “Seismic School” strengthening project (supported by $85 million loan from Asian Development Bank) into a bigger development programme. UNDP introduced an innovative approach, assessment tools and a set of 17 modular designs for reconstruction of schools under the government programme. On 16 June 2016, the Minister of Urban Development signed ordinance #120-N, approving construction norms RACN 2401-2016 “Thermal Protection of Buildings”. The upgraded construction norms ensure proper control and enforcement, and are consistent with modern requirements for energy efficient buildings.
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