June 16, 2021
On June 14, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Record of Discussions with the Government of the Republic of Peru in Lima for The Project for development of integrated expert system for estimation and observation of damage level of infrastructure in Lima Metropolitan Area, under the program of Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) .
The project aims to establish a system to instantly assess the degree of damage to buildings and lifelines in the event of an earthquake and tsunami in the Lima metropolitan area. It will also create a platform for information sharing that integrates the above mentioned system with disaster information. The project will contribute to the achievement of SDGs Goals 9 and 11.
 SATREPS is a joint research program that links Japan with universities and research agencies in developing countries to develop and apply new technology and acquire new scientific knowledge. These efforts are aimed to address global issues, including those related to the environment, energy, biological resources, disaster risk reduction and infectious diseases, and support independence and sustainable development in developing countries. SATREPS aims to advance solutions to challenges while improving the research level at universities and research agencies in developing countries and strengthening the overall capacity to work on such issues.
Details for the project are provided below.
Basic project information
Country: Republic of Peru
Project title: The Project for development of integrated expert system for estimation and observation of damage level of infrastructure in Lima Metropolitan Area
Planned implementation period: 60 months
Executing organization: Japan-Peru Center for Earthquake Engineering Research and Disaster Mitigation
Cooperative Research organization(Peruvian side): National Institute of Civil Defense(INDECI), National Center of Estimation, Prevention and Reduction of Risk Disaster(CENEPRED), Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP), Direction of Hydrography and Navigation (DHN), National University of San Marcos (UNMSM), National Institute of Geology Mines and Metallurgic(INGEMMET), Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation(MVCS), Service of Drinking Water and Sewerage of Lima(SEDAPAL), Ministry of Transportation and Communication(MTC), Metropolitan Planning Institute of Lima (IMP/MML), National Commission for Aerospatial Research and Development(CONIDA), Ministry of Health(MINSA), Ministry of Education(MINEDU), and Municipalities of the project study area etc.
Cooperative Research organization(Japanese side): the University of Tokyo, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tohoku University, Chiba University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Nagoya University etc.
Target Area: Lima Metropolitan Area
Project details: In order to strengthen the capacity for disaster response, this international science and technology cooperation will be conducted to establish a system to instantly assess the degree of damage to buildings and lifelines in the event of an earthquake and tsunami. It will also develop an expert system that integrates the above mentioned system with disaster information.