September 21, 2011
Islamabad, September 21, 2011: Based on the decision of the Government of Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under the scheme of "Equipment Supply for Disaster Relief" has delivered emergency supplies of 3,500 tents and 1,006,900 water purification tablets worth 35million Japanese Yen (approximately US$ 450,000/ Pak. Rs.37.5 million) for flood affected people of province of Sindh, Pakistan. The assistance came after the commitment made by the Government of Japan with the Government of Pakistan on September 9, 2011.
The list of relief goods was handed over to Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir, Chairman of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). H.E. Mr. Hiroshi OE, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, Mr. Takatoshi NISHIKATA, Chief Representative of JICA Pakistan and officials from the Government of Pakistan were present at the ceremony. A Japanese Parliamentarian delegation, Mr. Yasutoshi NISHIMURA, House of Representatives member and Dr. Hirobumi NIKI, House of Representatives member, visiting Islamabad for the Polio Eradication Campaign, was also present at the ceremony.
The emergency relief goods to Pakistan reflect JICA's commitment to help victims of natural disasters such as flooding, drought or earthquakes in many parts of the world.