ISLAMABAD: National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF) will provide Rs127.6 million to Islamic Relief Pakistan (IRP) for Resilience and Adoptive Population in Disaster (RAPID) project.
The total cost of the Project is Rs192.60 million of which NDRMF will finance 66.28% up to Rs127.60 million whereas IRP contribution shall be 33.70% or Rs64.95 million.
The said financial support will be extended to the respective entities as grant financing. Grant Implementation Agreement between NDRMF and IRP were signed in this regards here on Thursday afternoon.
The RAPID Project is designed to better protect and enhance resilience with the outcome of communities and vulnerable groups unable to maintain normal pace of life and secure assets in phase of climate inductive disaster.
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It involves construction of flood protection structures, water conservation structures and retrofitting of public facilities (School/Health facilities). In addition the Project focuses on interventions including installation of Early Warning systems, Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM), School Based Disaster Risk Management (SBDRM) and School Based First Aid Trainings. The Project will be covering 40 revenue villages of 12 Union Councils in Quetta and Chaghi districts of Balochistan.
The implementation period is 18 months.
The proposed interventions are in line with National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) and National Flood Protection Plan (NFPP) – IV.
Government of Pakistan had been working with number of development partners to identify opportunities and mechanism to enhance financial management of disaster risk.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 17th, 2019.
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