Japanese Emergency Assistance Arrived
Japanese ambassador Chihiro Atsumi handed over the first consignment of relief goods, sent by Government of Japan for the people affected by flood in Pakistan to Lt. Gen. (retd) Nadeem Ahmed, Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) here in a brief but auspicious ceremony.
The first consignment of cargo plane carrying tents, water purifiers and water tanks landed last night.
Considering the friendly relationship between the two countries and the scale of the flood disaster, the Government of Japan has decided to provide its support on humanitarian grounds. The Government of Japan has announced earlier this week to provide emergency relief goods worth US$ 230,000 that includes 150 tents, 67 dewatering plants, 25 water purifiers and 20 water tanks.
In addition to these relief goods, the Government of Japan has also decided to extend emergency grant assistance up to US$ 3 million for the provision of food and water in the flood affected areas.
The Ambassador remarked that Japan wishes these relief goods to be delivered to the flood victims as soon as possible. He hoped that this assistance will contribute in supporting the affected people and helping the ongoing relief efforts of the Government of Pakistan.