Govt. seeking WB support for technical needs of Discos

Approval in pipeline for WB funded disaster management project

The government is in the process of gaining approvals from relevant authorities for the foreign-funded World Bank Project – “Hydro-Met and Climate Services Project worth $ 188 million”.

In this regard the National Coordination Committee on Foreign Funded Projects (NCC-FFP) held a meeting which was chaired by the Federal Secretary for Economic Affairs, Mian Asad Hayaud Din and was attended by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Economic Affairs, Federal Secretary Climate Change, Senior Joint Secretary Climate Change, Joint Secretary Finance Division, DG Pakistan Met, CEO NDRMF, Director Ministry of Aviation and World Bank Team.

The main objective of this Disaster Risk Management Services Project for Pakistan is to strengthen Pakistan’s Public Sector delivery of reliable and timely Hydro-Meteorological and Disaster Risk Management Services and enhance community resilience to shocks. During the meeting it was agreed that approvals for this project would b expedited.