January 26, 2021
On January 25, 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 1.986 billion yen for the Project for the Installation of Weather Surveillance Radar in Sukkur City.
JICA’s grant aid has contributed to the development of weather surveillance radars across the country, in Islamabad, Karachi and Multan since 2014. This project will support the development of a new weather radar in Sukkur, Sindh province, and it will fill the area in south Pakistan that is not covered by a weather surveillance system from within Pakistan. With the completion of the project, 90 percent of the country will be covered by weather radars supported by JICA’s grant aid.
This project is expected to mitigate damage caused by natural and hydro-meteorological disasters, while also contributing to the achievement of SDGs Goals 11 and 13.
Details for the project are provided below.
|Country||The Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan|
|Project title||The Project for the Installation of Weather Surveillance Radar in Sukkur City|
|Planned implementation period||50 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period|
|Executing agency||Pakistan Meteorological Department|
|Target region, facilities||Sukkur city, Sindh province|
|Specific project details (provisional)||①Facility construction/equipment procurement
【Facility】Construction of 1 radar tower building
【Equipment procurement】Procurement and installation of weather surveillance radar
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, construction/procurement supervision, technical guidance on maintenance of the weather radar