Digital tech

Early disaster warnings save lives and money

Dr. Li Wei-Sen, who heads Taiwan's centre for Disaster Reduction, co-chairs a global group promoting early warning systems to safeguard homes and businesses when disasters hit.

He was in Papua New Guinea last week for APEC meetings on digital technologies and disaster risk.

He says the major earthquake which hit PNG ten days ago provides some important messages for the leaders on using early warning systems to get the word out.