The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has dispatched emergency relief supplies to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan following the recent floods which have ravaged the country.
Emergency goods, including tents, blankets and plastic sheets, valued at 35 million JPY were locally produced by JICA. A handover ceremony was held at 16:30 (local time) on 14th January at the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in Islamabad.
The ceremony was attended by Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir, Chairman, Mr. Hiroshi Oe, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Pakistan and Mr. Hiroshi Shiono, Senior Representative of JICA’s Pakistan Office.
During the ceremony, Dr Zafar Iqbal Qadir expressed his gratitude. He also stated that the country would like to enhance disaster management in terms of mitigation and reduction and thanked JICA for their cooperation in the Project for National Disaster Management Plan.
In response, Ambassador Oe expressed his gratitude for Pakistan’s prompt support in the aftermath of Japan’s earthquake in 2011. He also said that he expected to see this friendly relationship between both countries continue through mutual disaster assistance.
All goods have been transported to the affected areas and distributed to the victims by the Pakistan government.