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News 2019-2020

28th October 2020


A 3 day training session on Disaster Risk Management was held at Karachi from 26th October to 28th October 2020.

Karachi:


PDMA Sindh through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project organized a 3 day training session from 26 to 28 October at Karachi for Senior Government Officers on Disaster Risk Management by Asian Institute of Technology Thailand. A large number of participants from various Departments including Sindh Police, Pakistan Navy, Irrigation Department, Education Deptt, Social Welfare Department, SUPARCO, Coastal Development Authority, Pakistan Met Department & Local Govt Department attended the training session.
On concluding day Secretary Rehabilitation Department, Riaz Hussain Soomro attended the event as Chief Guest and distributed certificates amongst participants.


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27th October 2020


PDMA Sindh organized a consultative meeting of stakeholders on Tsunami Awareness Project at PDMA HQ Karachi.

Karachi:


PDMA Sindh organized a consultative meeting of stakeholders on Tsunami Awareness Project at PDMA HQ Karachi.Representatives of UNDP, Pakistan Met Deptt, NED University & Pakistan Red Crescent Society participated in the meeting and presented ideas and methodology of establishing an effective Tsunami Awareness mechanism.


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23rd October 2020


A 2 day training session on Community Based Disaster Risk Management(CBDRM) was held at Kairpur from 22nd October to 23rd October 2020.

Khairpur:


In the last phase of CBDRM Trainings through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA Conponent) for Govt Officials in 6 Districts of the Province, PDMA Sindh organized a 2 day training session from 22nd October to 23rd October 2020 at District Khairpur.
On concluding day, Assistant Commissioner Khairpur also participated in the event and delivered certificates amongst participants at the end of session.


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20th October 2020


A 2 day training session on Community Based Disaster Risk Management(CBDRM) was held at Larkana from 19th October to 20th October 2020.

Larkana:


A 2 day training session on Community Based Disaster Risk Management(CBDRM) was held at Larkana from 19th October to 20th October 2020. On concluding day,Additional Deputy Commissioner-1 Larkana attended the session and distributed certificates amongst participants.
PDMA Sindh is organizing such trainings in 6 Districts of the Province through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA Component) to train Govt Employees on engaging communities as first responders incase of any disasters.


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19th October 2020


Meeting for need assessment to WFP Cooperating Partners for Two Rounds of Lifesaving Flood Response in Sindh Through Cash based Transfer (CBT).

Karachi:


Meeting for need assessment to WFP Cooperating Partners for Two Rounds of Lifesaving Flood Response in Sindh Through Cash based Transfer (CBT) modality in committee room PDMA Sindh.


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16th October 2020


A 2 day training session on Community Based Disaster Risk Management(CBDRM) was held at Mithi Tharparkar from 15th October to 16th October 2020.

Tharparkar:


A 2 day training session on Community Based Disaster Risk Management(CBDRM) was held at Mithi Tharparkar from 15th October to 16th October 2020. On concluding day, Assistant Commissioner Mithi attended the session and distributed certificates amongst participants.
PDMA Sindh is organizing such trainings in 6 Districts of the Province through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA Component) to train Govt Employees on engaging communities as first responders incase of any disasters. .


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13th October 2020


A 2 day training on Community Based Disaster Risk Management(CBDRM) session was held at District Badin from 12th October to 13th October 2020

Badin:


In continuation to CBDRM trainings for Government officials in six Districts of the Province by PDMA Sindh through World Bank Funded, Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA Component). A 2 day training session was held at District Badin from 12th October to 13th October 2020.
On concluding day, Deputy Commissioner Badin, Dr Hafeez Siyal participated in the event and distributed certificates amongst participants. .


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9th October 2020


CBDRM trainings for govt officials in six Districts of the Province by PDMA Sindh through World Bank Funded, Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA Component)

Sujawal:


In continuation of CBDRM trainings for govt officials in six Districts of the Province by PDMA Sindh through World Bank Funded, Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA Component). A 2 days training was held at District Sujawal.
On concluding day, Deputy Commissioner Sujawal, Muhammad Ismail Memon participated in the event and distributed certificates amongst participants. .


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8th October 2020


PDMA Sindh through World Bank Funded Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA Component) organized 1st Consultative meeting of stakeholders/line departments

Karachi :


PDMA Sindh observed National Resilience Day today at A.K Khan park, Sea View, Karachi.This day is being observed on 8th of Oct every year in commemoration of Earthquake 2005 victims.Secretary Rehabilitation Department Mr. Riaz Hussain Soomro was Chief Guest at the gathering. The participants of the event observed candle light vigil and 2 minutes of silence to pay homage/show respect to the victims of past disasters while practical demos of rescue & shake out drills were given by Aga Khan foundation.
Chief Guest along with other guests also visited various stalls by different NGOs and took keen interest in rescue equipment and print materials on display. In the end, a walk was held joined by a large number of people present at the gathering. .


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8th October 2020


PDMA Sindh through World Bank Funded Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA Component) organized 1st Consultative meeting of stakeholders/line departments

Karachi :


PDMA Sindh through World Bank Funded Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA Component) organized 1st Consultative meeting of stakeholders/line departments for DRR(Disaster Risk Reduction) mainstreaming in Development Planning. A large number of officers from various line deptts including P&D Deptt,Edu Deptt,Works & Services Deptt,Forest Deptt,Cooperation Deptt, NHA, Transport Deptt attended the meeting.
During meeting matters related to importance of DRR in development planning were discussed in detail. .


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6th October 2020


PDMA Sindh through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA Component) is organizing trainings on Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) model

Karachi :


PDMA Sindh through World Bank funded Sindh Resilience Project(PDMA Component) is organizing trainings on Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) model in six Districts of the Province for officials of Government Departments.


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6th October 2020


Rehearsal drill for radiological emergency assembly of KEREC committee

Karachi :


Rehearsal drill for radiological emergency assembly of KEREC committee at PDMA Head Office Karachi.


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5 & 6th October 2020


The DAC meetings for proposed draft Paras (PDP) of the financial year 2019-20

Karachi :


The DAC meetings for proposed draft Paras (PDP) of the financial year 2019-20 were held in the PDMA head office Karachi at 11 am dated on 5th and 6th october in the chairmanship of Secretary Rehabilitation Department Mr Riaz Soomro.


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30th September 2020


Mr. Michel Saad, Deputy Head of Regional office for Asia & Pacific UNOCHA called on DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah at his office

Karachi :


Mr. Michel Saad, Deputy Head of Regional office for Asia & Pacific UNOCHA called on DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah at his office . During meeting matters related to recent torrential rains and plans for intervention by UN for Rain affected were discussed.


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29th September 2020


8th October 2020 "NATIONAL RESILIENCE DAY"


Pakistan has witnessed a massive earthquake on 8th October 2005. In order to commemorate that massive disaster, Government of Pakistan notified 8th October as "National Resilience Day" throughout Country.
The 15th anniversary of martyrs of deadly earthquake of October 8, 2005 is being observed across Pakistan including Sindh and as per past practises The PDMA Sindh will also participate in this on Thursday at CBC Park Seaview to pray for Victims and express solidarity with their families.




26th September 2020


PDMA Sindh over the weekend has dispatched 4900 mosquito nets, 440 tents & 500 livestock mosquito nets to Tharparkar, 1500 tents & 6000 mosquito nets to Mirpurkhas, 500 tents & 2000 livestock mosquito nets to Sanghar while 800 tents were sent to District S.B.A

Tharparkar , Mirpurkhas , Sanghar & shaheed benazirabad :


PDMA Sindh over the weekend has dispatched 4900 mosquito nets, 440 tents & 500 livestock mosquito nets to Tharparkar, 1500 tents & 6000 mosquito nets to Mirpurkhas, 500 tents & 2000 livestock mosquito nets to Sanghar while 800 tents were sent to District S.B.A. These relief items were handed over to DC’s/Chairman DDMA’s for distribution amongst affectees.


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24th September 2020


PDMA Sindh has dispatched additional 2000 tents and 5000 mosquito nets to district Umerkot, while additional 1500 tents were dispatched to District Badin

Umerkot & Badin :


PDMA Sindh has dispatched additional 2000 tents and 5000 mosquito nets to district Umerkot, while additional 1500 tents were dispatched to District Badin. The overnight dispatch was done for distribution amongst rain affectees through DC’s/Chairman DDMA’s.


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22th September 2020


Dr Faisal Hashmi, Head of Govt affairs/ Director Human Resource Coca Cola (Pakistan & Afghanistan region), called on DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah at his office.

Karachi :


Dr Faisal Hashmi, Head of Govt affairs/ Director Human Resource Coca Cola (Pakistan & Afghanistan region), called on DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah at his office and handed over 2000 ration bags for the victims of torrential rains and flood.
DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah thanked Mr Hashmi for the support in hard times and assured him about the transparent distribution of rations amongst affectees.


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19th September 2020


Country Director World Food Program Chris Kaye called on DG PDMA Sindh at his office to discuss ongoing relief ops for rains and flood.

Karachi :


Country Director World Food Program Chris Kaye called on DG PDMA Sindh at his office to discuss ongoing relief ops for rains and flood. DG PDMA thanked WFP for their support in relief operations and provision of ration bags for the affectees.
Furthermore, both Organizations agreed upon to continue the cooperation for rehabilitation of disaster affectees.


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16th September 2020


PDMA Sindh dispatch additional relief items to districts Jamshoro, Badin, Sanghar, Tharparkar & Umerkot.


PDMA Sindh dispatch additional relief items to districts Jamshoro, Badin, Sanghar, Tharparkar & Umerkot. Items including more than 10000 ration bags and more than 3000 tents were handed over to DDMA’s/District Administrations for distribution amongst rain and flood affectees.




13th September 2020


PDMA Sindh has dispatched additional 1000 tents to Mirpurkhas

Mirpurkhas :


PDMA Sindh has dispatched additional 1000 tents to Mirpurkhas to be distributed amongst rain affectees through DC/Chairman DDMA Mirpurkhas.


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13th September 2020


PDMA Sindh has dispatched additional 5000 mosquito nets to District Umerkot.

Umerkot :


PDMA Sindh has dispatched additional 5000 mosquito nets to District Umerkot. These items would be handed to D.C/Chairman DDMA Umerkot for distribution amongst rain affectees.


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10th September 2020


DG PDMA Syed Salman Shah briefing Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah about joint food distribution of WFP and PDMA with DDMA.

Umerkot :


DG PDMA Syed Salman Shah briefing Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah about joint food distribution of WFP and PDMA with DDMA.


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10th September 2020


PDMA Sindh in relief operations of collapsed building at Korangi, Karachi.

Karachi :


PDMA Sindh in relief operations of collapsed building at Korangi, Karachi. 4 floor + 1 shade building. The incident took place at 2.45 pm today. Initial reports 5 families were inside, 7 people recovered alive with injuries, 4 dead bodies recovered.


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09th September 2020


Visit of Chairman PPP Mr. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari , Chief Ministor Murad Ali Shah , along with Minister Rehabilitation Mr. Faraz Dero and DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah to Khipro city relief camp for flood affectes.

Sanghar :


Visit of Chairman PPP Mr. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari , Chief Ministor Murad Ali Shah , along with Minister Rehabilitation Mr. Faraz Dero and DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah to Khipro city relief camp for flood affectees. Three such camps are established in Khipro city with 500 families in each camp.


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18th August 2020


Relief items being despatched to flood affected areas.

Sanghar :


Relief items being despatched to flood affected areas.


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08th September 2020


Dispach Dewatering machines and boats

Sanghar :


PDMA Sindh dispached Dewatering machines and boats khipro city sanghar.


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18th August 2020


Meeting of KEREC at PDMA head office

Karachi :


Meeting of KEREC committee to review draft Radiological Emergency Plan for K2 project chaired by Director Operations KHI (Mr. Shafiq Ahmad Shaikh).


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05th August 2020


The Minister of home and PDMA Balochistan visited PDMA Sindh

Karachi:


The Minister of home and PDMA Balochistan visited PDMA Sindh and suggested daily operations. The meeting was chaired by Secretary Rehabilitations Mr. Riaz Soomro.


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30th june 2020


Meeting with representatives of KMC, DMCs South & Malir

Karachi:


Meeting with representatives of KMC, DMCs South & Malir under the chairmanship of Director Operations (Mr Shafiq Ahmed Shaikh ) regarding preparedness of Monsoon 2020.


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18th April 2020


Collaboration with Fire fighters Association of Pakistan

Karachi :


Training session of PDMA staff on Safty and Precautionary measures against COVID-19 in collaboration with Fire fighters Association of Pakistan.


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14th April 2020


Meeting with NGOs

Karachi :


Meeting held with NGOs in awake of Covid -19 which was chaired by Director Operation Shafique Ahmad Shaikh.


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23th March 2020


Community Emergency Response Teams(CERT) of PDMA Sindh engaged in COVID-19 awarness

Karachi :


Community Emergency Response Teams(CERT) of PDMA Sindh engaged in COVID-19 awareness and facilitating public on the roads of Karachi.


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22th March 2020


Renowed TV Anchor Iquar-ul-Hassan visited PDMA Sindh’s emergency operation center

Karachi:


Renowned TV anchor Iqrar-ul-Hassan visited PDMA Sindh’s emergency operation center and participated in ongoing operations by calling the passengers who have recently travelled from abroad inquiring about their health.


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20th March 2020


Meeting With Renowed TV Anchor Iquar-ul-Hassan

Karachi :


Renowned TV anchor Iqrar-ul-Hassan called on DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah at his office today. During meeting iqrar-ul-Hassan volunteered his services for the noble cause of fight against Coronavirus and agreed to initiate awareness campaign for Covid-19 along with his team. DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah thanked Iqrar-ul-Hasssan for his voluntary services and assured him full cooperation by PDMA Sindh.


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19th March 2020


Meeting With Repersentive of Muslim Hands

Karachi :


Reperentives of Muslim Hands delevering 1000 preventive kits to Authority of PDMA Sindh.


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13th March 2020


Meeting With Minister of PDMA Sindh Faraz Dero

Karachi :


The Minister PDMA Sindh Faraz Dero holding the meeting w.r.t supplies of preventive kits for Covid-19.


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20th February 2020


Meeting With Poverty Eradication Initiative (PEI)

Karachi :


A meeting was held with poverty Eradication Initiative (PEI) on 20-02-2020. PDMA apprecaited the efforts and the work of PEI and PEI agreed to provide the assistance in terms of relief items of PDMA.


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26th January 2020


Consulative Meeting

Karachi :


Consulative meeting in PDMA Head Office on implementation of bulding disaster resilance in Pakistan (BDRP) with representatives of WFP which was charied by Director Operation Mr. Shafique Ahmed Shaikh.


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08th January 2020


DAC Meeting

Karachi


The DAC meeting was held in PDMA head office karachi at 11am which was chaired by Secretary Rehabilitation Department Mr. Riaz Soomro.


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03th January 2020


Rescue Operation At Sukkur


A 20 Member rescue team of Technical Staff (KMC) led by Deputy Director operations PDMA Sindh Mr. Zulfiqar Thebo, reached Sukkur equipped with manual and hydraulic concrete cutters to take part in rescue operations at location of collapsed building in the city.


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04th December 2019


DAC Meeting For Proposed Draft Paras (PDP)

Karachi


The DAC meeting for proposed draft Paras (PDP) of financial year 2018-19 was held in PDMA head office karachi at 11am and which was chaired by Secretary Rehabilitation Department Mr. Riaz Soomro.


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28th November 2019


Establishment Of Women Friendly Space At District Hostpital, Mithi-Tharparkar, Sindh


The meeting was held with PDMA Sindh, NDMA officials, DG Health Services Govt. of Sindh, DHO , MS Mitti, UNFPA Sindh Office, DG Social Welfare and Chairperson Commission to discuss the establishment of women friendly space at District Hostpital, Mithi-Tharparkar, Sindh.


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4th November 2019

Meeting With Aga Khan Development Network

Karachi




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8th October 2019

National Resilience Day 2019

Karachi


Provincial Disaster Management authority Sindh held an event at NED University Auditorium to observe National Resilience Day. This day is being observed to commemorate the victims of 2005 earthquake. Vice Chancellor NED University Dr: Sarosh Lodhi and Secretary Rehabilitation Department Riaz Soomro graced the event as guests of honor.A large number of students from NED University, officials of PDMA Sindh and representatives of various organizations i.e. HANDS, PREPARED, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, Pakistan Red Crescent and INSPIRE Pakistan.Vice Chancellor NED University, Dr: Sarosh while addressing the gathering highlighted the importance of awareness for saving human lives from disasters and educating the people for rampant catastrophes like heatwaves, droughts and floods.
Secretary Rehabilitation Department in his address emphasized on the importance of resilience measures towards safety of public and countering disasters.
DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah in a message said that 8th of October reminds us of those who lost their lives in the deadly earthquake of 2005 and also helps to stand united in helping each other in case of any disasters.Secretary Rehabilitation Department and Director (Operations) PDMA Sindh also lead a rally by participants of the event to pay tribute to the victims of 8th October, 2005 earthquake.


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4th September 2019

Minister for Rehabilitation Department, Faraz Dero visits PDMA Sindh

Karachi


Minister for Rehabilitation Department, Faraz Dero visited PDMA Sindh Headquarters today and held meetings with PDMA Sindh and Sindh Resilience Project (PDMA Component) staff.Upon arrival, the Minister was received by DG PDMA Sindh/Project Director SRP (PDMA Component) Syed Salman Shah who later briefed the Minister in detail about the working capacity and functionalities of PDMA Sindh. Syed Salman Shah also briefed the Minister on various activities and future road map of Sindh Resilience Project (PDMA Component).
Minister Faraz Dero while talking to the staff, expressed his satisfaction over the performance of both institutions and directed to further enhance the capabilities of PDMA Sindh to serve the masses.


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7th August 2019

Minister Rehabilitation Department, visits PDMA Sindh

Karachi


Minister Rehabilitation Department Faraz Dero after assuming the charge of Ministry, immediately visited PDMA Sindh headquarters in wake of forecasted rain/flood alerts issued by NDMA and other concerned authorities.Minister Rehabilitation Department chaired an important meeting at PDMA Sindh Headquarters which was attended by Secretary Rehabilitation Department, DG PDMA Sindh, representatives of District Administration Karachi & Local Government institutions including Karachi Water Board and other concerned officers.During meeting, DG PDMA Sindh briefed the Minister about ongoing and upcoming projects of PDMA Sindh and precautionary measures being taken in countering the expected floods and urban flooding. A presentation on emergency preparedness and resilience measures was also given to the Minister.
Minister Rehabilitation Department directed all concerned to stay alert during Monsoon season. He further directed Chairman DDMAs to deploy de-watering pumps at vulnerable locations prior to rainfall while PDMA shall be available for all out support to DDMAs.


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28th June 2019

Chairman NDMA visit to PDMA Sindh

Karachi


Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal,HI(M), visited PDMA Sindh headquarters on 28-06-2019. Upon arrival, the Chairman was received by Secretary Rehabilitation Department Riaz Hussain Soomro and DG PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah.
During visit, Chairman NDMA was briefed on the working capacity of PDMA Sindh and a presentation was given on various aspects including present and future undertakings of PDMA Sindh, Monsoon preparations, briefing on Multi Hazard Vulnerability Risk Assessment (MHVRA), challenges being faced by PDMA Sindh and recommendations for improving the working capacity and coordination between PDMA Sindh and NDMA.
While talking to media after the meeting, Chairman NDMA said that he had a detailed discussion with PDMA Sindh on urban flooding and expected Monsoon downpours and he further assured full cooperation of NDMA to PDMA Sindh for any help if and when required.


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27th June 2019

Contract between PDMA Sindh and SUPARCO for MHVRA & DMIS

Karachi


Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Sindh and Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) signed a contract on Multi Hazard Vulnerability Risk Assessment (MHVRA) and disaster Management Information System (DMIS).
Director General PDMA Sindh Syed Salman Shah and Secretary SUPARCO Dr. Atif Ali signed the contract on behalf of their Organizations. MHVRA Study will evaluate the expected vulnerabilities, risks and losses due to different hazardous events in entire Sindh including the metropolitan city of Karachi.
On the other hand, DMIS would help in handling such vulnerabilities and risks at the time of any untoward event. Speaking on the event Syed Salman Shah said that, in current era satellite technology has a valuable role in socio economic development while the MHVRA and DMIS would play a vital role in resilience measures against disasters.
Secretary Rehabilitation Department Riaz Hussain Soomro, Director (Operation) PDMA Sindh and World Bank Country Staff were also present at the signing ceremony.


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