Sindh ready to work on eco-tourism

To set up fisheries cold chains, develop sustainable fisheries management framework

APP July 03, 2022


Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and Federal Minister for Environment & Climate Change Sherry Rehman agreed to work on various eco-tourism projects.

During a meeting held on Saturday at the CM house, the two decided to work on depollution of Manchhar Lake, development of eco-tourism on Keenjhar Lake and Miani Forest, establishing fisheries cold chains and development of sustainable Fisheries Management Framework.

It was briefed that the federal government has established the 'National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF)' to finance the sub-projects that would contribute to enhance Pakistan's resilience to climatic and other natural hazards and to strengthen the government's ability to respond to disasters triggered by natural hazards

The fund was also mandated to support climate related interventions for climate change adaptation and mitigation. It has already committed an amount of $38.78 million nationally for implementing the relevant projects and complimenting the realisation of National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) and National Flood Protection Plan (NEPP-IV).

Sherry Rehman said that the fund was planning to initiate proposal processing for Phase-II by November 2022 with anticipated approval of financing for the same by June 2023.

The chief minister said that the NDRMF had approved the project 'Towards Resilient Marine Ecosystem and Sustainable Blue Economy' for Rs1.98 billion. The location of the year-long project, (2022-23 & 2023-2024) was the coastal areas of District Thatta, Sujawal, Badin & Karachi.

The project consists of two main components: Resilient Marine Ecosystem and Utilisation of salinised land.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 3rd, 2022.


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