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March 30, 2023

Signing of amended grant agreement of The Project for Installation of Weather Surveillance Radar in Multan City

PhotoA proposed view of the radar at Multan

Islamabad, 30 March, 2023: An amended grant agreement for state-of-the-art project titled "The Project for Installation of Weather Surveillance Radar in Multan" was signed today by Mr. Yasumitsu KINOSHITA, Chief Representative, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Pakistan Office, and Ms. Sheena Ali Mansoor, Joint Secretary Ministry of Economic (EAD).

The purpose of the amendment of the grant agreement is to increase the amount of a grant aid from 2.042 billion Japanese Yen (equivalent to around 14.99 million USD) to 2.802 billion Japanese Yen (equivalent to around 20.57 million USD) responding to market price escalation.

Pakistan has a high frequency of natural disasters such as floods, landslides, cyclones, and earthquakes. Quite notably, every year, Pakistan experiences heavy damages to the large parts of the country due to floods triggered by heavy rains during the monsoon season. This project aims to improve the Pakistan Meteorological Department's capabilities in meteorological observation, weather forecasting and dissemination of warnings through the installation of a sophisticated radar system in Multan, thereby contributing to mitigate damages caused by natural disaster in Pakistan.

The Government of Japan and JICA continues to enhance the disaster risk management initiatives of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.


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