ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has announced the approval of a $5 million grant from Khyber-Pakhthunkhwa, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Balochistan Multi- Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) for the Balochistan Disaster Management Project (BDMP), which will strengthen the capacity of Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Balochistan to prepare for, and respond to, natural disasters. The government of Pakistan had requested MDTF to help Balochistan recover from the drought, cyclones and floods of previous years. As the administrator of the MDTF, the World Bank will aid the government of Balochistan in post-disaster recovery, reconstruction and expertise in disaster risk management.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 20th, 2012.
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