Gilgit Additional Secretary Ministry of Climate Change, Joudat Ayaz, on Saturday visited Shimshal, a teshil of Hunza district in the Gilgit-Balistan and distributed Hazard Watch Group Equipment (HWGE), under GLOF-II Project for effective resilience building.
HWGE acquired under the project ‘Scaling-Up of Glacial Lake Outburst Floods Risk Reduction in Northern Pakistan (GLOF-II)’ was distributed to Community Based Disaster Risk Management Cell (CBDRM) established in Shimshal.
The said equipment has been procured for strengthening organizational preparedness and response capacities of communities in case of any disaster.
Additional Secretary, Joudat Ayaz, Ministry of Climate Change who is also the National Project Director, GLOF-II Project handed over the items to the community members.
He acknowledged and emphasized how GLOF-II Project was working on resilience building of communities against climate-induced disasters particularly glacial lake outburst floods.
Ayaz further informed that technological support provision in the form of various items from rescue and relief to capacity building was part of strengthening the Hazard Watch Groups to cope with the emerging issues of GLOFs in the region
. The distributed items include appliances such as generators, UPS batteries, inverters, binoculars, walkie-talkies, GPS, gas cylinders, portal generators, cyber shot cameras.—APP