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September 3, 2018

Signing of Grant Agreement with Pakistan: Supporting stronger weather forecasting and warning capabilities for natural disasters with the installation of a meteorological radar system

photosigning ceremony

On August 31, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Islamabad, to provide grant aid of up to 2.042 billion yen forthe Project for Installation of Weather Surveillance Radar in Multan City in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

This project will install a meteorological radar system in Multan, Pakistan, with the aim of improving the capacity to observe meteorological phenomena that can trigger disasters, and improving the accuracy of weather and flooding information and warnings. It is expected that the project will reduce the damage caused by the floods and other natural disasters that frequently strike in Pakistan.

Details for the project are provided below.

[Basic project information]
Country Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Project title The Project for Installation of Weather Surveillance Radar in Multan City in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Planned implementation period 51 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period
Executing agency Pakistan Meteorological Department
Target region, facilities Multan and Lahore in Punjab Province, and the Islamabad Capital Territory
Specific project details (provisional) (1) Facility installation/equipment procurement
Facility installation
One meteorological radar tower building
Equipment procurement
One S-band solid-state dual-polarization meteorological Doppler radar system, one meteorological central processing system, four meteorological radar data display systems, two meteorological data communication systems
(2) Consulting services
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, construction/procurement supervision, (as guidance in managing the facilities) operation and maintenance of the meteorological radar tower, technical guidance and training for creating observation schedules, manual preparation, other

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