ISLAMABAD, MAR 21 (DNA) — The Government of Japan has provided an additional amount of 760 million yen for a project titled “Installation of Weather Surveillance Radar” in Multan amounting to 2.042 billion yen.
Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs Dr. Kazim Niaz, and representative of the Embassy of Japan Ito Takeshi, signed the exchange notes on behalf of their governments in Islamabad.
The objective of the project is to help improve the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD)’s capabilities in meteorological observation, weather forecasting and dissemination of warnings through the installation of a sophisticated radar system.
This will largely contribute to the mitigation of damages caused by natural disasters and reduce extensive damages to agricultural products and transportation. Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs expressed that Pakistan accords high value to the reciprocal and congenial relations with Japan and both countries share a mutual stance on most of the regional and international affairs.
Japanese economic assistance has been playing a vital role in the socio-economic uplift of Pakistan. He appreciated the government and the people of Japan for their continuous support with the assurance of extending all necessary facilitation for more meaningful cooperation between the two sides in future. — DNA