Pakistan and World Bank last day signed an agreement of $188 million for disaster resilience and restoration of ecosystem.
Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin said While addressing the agreement signing ceremony of the 5 year $188 million ‘Pakistan Hydromet and Ecosystem Restoration Services project’, that present government is taking all possible measures for overall environmental protection through forest regeneration and biodiversity conservation programmes and boosting country’s climate-resilience through enhanced disaster risk management.
According to the agreement, the World Bank would join hands with Pakistan and providing funding and technical support to latter’s disaster resilience and ecosystem restoration initiatives through more reliable and timely weather forecasting, Statement further reads that improved disaster risk management services as well as overall environmental sustainability and achieving green growth targets of the country.
“This is the 1st time that Pakistan has successes to win heft funding of US 188 million for an ambitious 5 year project that aims to address environmental degradation, deforestation, climate change-caused disaster risks in the country through nature based solutions such as increasing forest cover, strengthening hydro-meteorological forecasting for effective delivery of disaster risk management services.” Malik Amin said
Malik Amin further explaining about the green economic stimulus, it supports the objectives of 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Afforestation Project, which is aimed at bolstering plantations, setting up of nurseries, natural forests, and promotion of honey, fruits and olive plantation in Pakistan.
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