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India, Japan to launch joint research project

New Delhi, July 16 (Calcutta Tube) After a collaboration for setting up the Indian Institute of Technology at Hyderabad (IIT-H), India and Japan are now starting a joint research venture to promote educational tie-ups.

According to the Japanese embassy, a five-year joint research project for ‘Information Network for Natural Disaster Mitigation and Recovery’ will be launched Sunday.

‘The main objective is strengthening research collaboration between India and Japan in the field of natural disaster prevention and information and communication technology,’ said a statement from the Japanese embassy.

The project is designed to establish infrastructure for continuous data collection on earthquake and weather. It will also develop technical base for rescue and support for restoration and disaster recovery.

‘The IIT-H will be a part of several Indian institutes that are forging tie-ups with Japanese educational institutions,’ the statement said.

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