Monitoring floods: Punjab rivers to be tracked by satellite

Published: June 20, 2015

LAHORE: All rivers of Punjab will be monitored through satellites operated by SUPARCO, Chief Relief Commissioner Punjab and Senior Member Board of Revenue Nadeem Ashraf said while presiding a meeting on floods at the offices of the Punjab Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) on Friday. He said modern software had been developed to obtain information regarding the flow of water and its impact on surrounding areas. He said duties had been assigned to representatives of SUPARCO and other software engineers in PDMA Punjab who will receive updated information of flow of water in rivers and nullahs. Information will also be received regarding rains through satellite before time so that planning could be made regarding relief in future, he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 19th, 2015.

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