National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF) signed two Grant Implementation Agreements for extending grant financing upto Rs746.587 million to Government of Gilgit Baltistan (GB) for the projects related to Rescue services and Flood Protection. The agreements’ signing ceremony were held at NDRMF Office Islamabad on Thursday.
The first Tripartite Grant Implementation Agreement was signed between General Manager, Projects and Operations Group, NDRMF, Khurram Khaliq Khan, Director General Rescue 1122; GB Emergency Services, Government of GB, Dr. Sher Aziz and Deputy Chief (A&LE), P&D Department, Government of GB, Syed Abrar Hussain.
Whereas, the second tripartite Grant Implementation Agreement was signed between General Manager, Projects and Operations Group, NDRMF, Khurram Khaliq Khan, Secretary, Works Department, Government of GB, Khadim Hussain Saleem and Deputy Chief (A&LE), P&D Department, Government of GB, Syed Abrar Hussain.
The duration of these projects, is twelve months for Rescue 1122 Services and eighteen months for Flood Protection in which various interventions shall be carried out including; Strengthening GB Rescue Services via provision of fire and water vehicles, ambulances, fire motorbikes, rescue/recovery vehicles etc., and Flood Protection Works.
These Projects are being undertaken in all 10 districts of GB and are aimed to better protect and make communities resilient to the negative impacts of multiple hazards. The proposed interventions are in line with National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP). The total cost of the Projects, is approximately PKR 1,066.559 million amongst which NDRMF shall contribute grant financing amounting to PKR 746.587 million (PKR 245.035 million for Strengthening GB Rescue Services and PKR 501.552 million for Flood Mitigation) which comes upto 70% of the total projects cost.