World Bank re­view mis­sion vis­its ERRA

The Pak Banker - - 2 National -

IS­LAM­ABAD: A high level World Bank mis­sion, headed by Raja Re­han, vis­ited Earth­quake Re­con­struc­tion and Rehabilitation Author­ity (ERRA) here on Wed­nes­day and re­ceived up­dated brief­ing on uti­liza­tion of funds.

The mis­sion com­prised of pro­cure­ment, so­cial sec­tor, dis­as­ter risk re­duc­tion and fi­nance spe­cial­ists, who also met with ERRA Chair­man Hamid Yar Hi­raj and Deputy Chair­man Lt Gen Ha­roon As­lam. World Bank has been one of the ma­jor part­ners in re­con­struc­tion and rehabilitation ac­tiv­i­ties af­ter the 2005 earth­quake, spe­cially, the ru­ral hous­ing pro­gramme which is a suc­cess. World Bank has been an ac­tive part­ner in sup­port­ing ERRA Ru­ral Hous­ing, Liveli­hood Cash Grant and Ca­pac­ity Build­ing pro­grammes.

Ap­pre­ci­at­ing the role of donors and spon­sors and specif­i­cally of World Bank, the ERRA Chair­man ap­pre­ci­ated the tech­ni­cal sup­port pro­vided by World Bank, which, Hi­raj said, was one of the cat­a­lysts in suc­cess­fully achiev­ing re­con­struc­tion goals.

Terming World Bank and ERRA part­ner­ship as an ex­am­ple to turn dis­as­ter into op­por­tu­nity, Lt. Gen­eral Ha­roon said that the part­ner­ship spread over five years and the ef­forts to main­stream dis­as­ter risk re­duc­tion into ERRA strate­gies was made pos­si­ble by World Bank's proac­tive sup­port for ca­pac­ity build­ing and ERRA DRR pro­gramme. The World Bank team highly ap­pre­ci­ated ERRA's ef­forts and em­pha­sized the need for main­stream­ing dis­as­ter risk man­age­ment and build­ing ca­pac­ity of the govern­ment to cope with fu­ture dis­as­ters. -App

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