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Government of Japan and UNESCO signed an agreement of $ 4.05 million for strengthening flood warning system in Pakistan

Islamabad - 10 March 2015: To further improve the flood warning and management capacity of the Government of Pakistan, the Government of Japan and UNESCO agreed to implement second phase of the flood warning system in
Pakistan. The project signing ceremony was held in Islamabad and was attended by H.E. Mr. Kazuyuki Nakane, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Mr. Takashi Katae, Charges d'Affaires ad interim of Japan to Pakistan and Mr. Mitsuyoshi Kawasaki, Chief Representative of JICA Pakistan Office along with Representative/ Director of UNESCO Islamabad, Ms. Vibeke Jensen.

The project first phase was successfully completed with the financial assistance of the Japan through development of flood forecasting systems using satellite technology, the Integrated Flood Analysis System (IFAS) and the Runoff-Inundation model (RRI model), for the upper and lower catchment of the Indus River.
The project will contribute to enhancing the reliability and accuracy of IFAS as well as expanding the coverage of IFAS and RRI model to Eastern Rivers. In addition, JICA and UNESCO plan to promote sharing of flood forecasting information among Pakistan and its neighboring countries, especially Afghanistan.

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