Friday, July 20, 2012

World Bank announces $5 million grant for disaster management in Balochistan

Business Recorder (Pakistan): The World Bank announced on Thursday the approval of a $5 million grant from the Khyber-Pakhthunkhwa, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Balochistan Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) for the Balochistan Disaster Management Project (BDMP), which will strengthen the capacity of Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Balochistan to prepare for, and respond to, natural disasters.

"Balochistan has suffered enormously following the drought in 2002, the cyclone in 2007, and the flooding in 2010 and 2011. This project will allow PDMA Balochistan to better prepare for future disasters and lessen the losses through improved mitigation and response." said Tahir Munir Menhas, Director General PDMA Balochistan.

The Government of Pakistan requested MDTF to respond to the increasingly difficult situation in the province resulting from the 2010 and 2011 floods. ...

Quetta in 1880, from the British Library

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