Japan to give $5.58m more for weather radar project.

ISLAMABAD -- The government of Japan has decided to increase the amount of a grant for 'The Project for Installation of Weather Surveillance Radar in Multan' from $14.99 million to $20.57 million.

The original notes to this effect were signed and exchanged between the two governments on August 31, 2018.

On the request of the government of Pakistan, this time, the government of Japan decided to provide an additional amount of $5.58 million for the project.

The notes to this effect for provision of the additional amount signed and exchanged between Ito Takeshi, Charge d' Affaires ad interim of Japan to Pakistan and Dr Kazim Niaz, the secretary of Ministry of Economic Affairs, are prone to natural disasters such as floods and landslides caused by heavy torrential rains, tropical cyclones and earthquakes.

This results in heavy damages, particularly, due to floods triggered by monsoon rains.

The Japanese government has been assisting Pakistan proactively, in the enhancement of weather surveillance capacity since the 1980s in order to mitigate the damage by flood.

Including the additional amount pledged on Monday, the total amount of Japanese...

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