Bam Earthquake: From Emergency Response to Reconstruction

Document Type : Risk Management


1 Housing Foudation of Islamic Republic of Iran



This paper gives a brief explanation of the earthquake in Bam, casualties, as well as a report on rescue and relief operations, emergency shelters, temporary housing, and the country’s plan for the reconstruction of the city, which includes, debris removal, rebuilding rural and urban residential and commercial units, reconstructing state and public buildings and facilities, schools, rural and urban water aqueducts and grid, establishing sewerage system, power network, and telecommunication system, supplying orchards and farmlands with water, renovating industries, reviving cultural heritage particularly the historical Bam citadel and the like.