Govt, UNWFP ink PRRO MoU

Lahore—The Punjab Government, on Thursday, signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United Nation World Food Programme for the implementation of WFP’s supported activities in Punjab under its 3-years Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO 200867) – ‘Transition: Towards Resilient and Food-Secure Pakistan’. On the behalf of Punjab Government, Provincial Secretary P&D Iftikhar Ali Sahoo & Ms. Lola Castro, Country Director World Food Programme Pakistan from United Nation signed jointly the MOU at P&D Complex, Lahore.
Addressing the Ceremony, Punjab Chairman P&D Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan said that signing of MOU between Punjab Government and UN World Food Programme was a very important and good endeavor to formalize a strong agreement between WFP and Punjab Government for better coordination and extended cooperation with the Government line departments like School Education, Food, Health, Punjab Social Protection Authority and Punjab Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) for enhancing partnership in policy making, advocacy support, provision of strategic technical assistance and capacity augmentation for Zero Hunger challenges and disaster risk reduction.
This MOU would help in making Punjab as a Resilient and food secure province. Punjab Government was committed and trying his best efforts to make the province Zero Hunger upto 2030. Government would provide by using all resources technical assistance to the UN World Food Programme to implement this project. Chief Minister Punjab during the meeting with the WFP Executive Board Mission expressed his keen interest in jointly working more closely with UN WFP, he disclosed.
Secretary P&D Iftikhar Ali Sahoo said that was an opportunity for both Punjab Government & UN WFP to give out-line details and nature of their collaboration under the existing and upcoming new WFP-GOP project 2016-18.—INP

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