The Government of Japan has agreed to provide grants approximately worth 1,986 million
Japanese Yen (Equivalent to around 19 million USD / around 3,057 million PKR) for
installation of weather surveillance radar in Sukkur, Sindh province.
Notes to this effect were signed and exchanged between H.E. MATSUDA Kuninori,
Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan and Mr. Noor Ahmed, Secretary, Ministry of Economic
Affairs in Islamabad and a Grant Agreement (G/A) on the details of implementation of the
project was signed and exchanged between Mr. FURUTA Shigeki, Chief Representative,
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Pakistan Office and Ms. Syeda Adeela
Bokhari, Joint Secretary (Japan/NGO/INGO), Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Weather surveillance radars have been upgrade in Islamabad, Karachi and to be establish
in Multan under JICA`s grand aid. Under this project, a new weather radar is developed in
Sukkur, Sindh province. It covers a gap for weather surveillance and develops a weather
surveillance radar network which can cover around 90% of the whole country.
It is expected that this project will enhance capacity on weather surveillance of Pakistan
and contribute to mitigation of damages caused by natural and hydro-meteorological
In the signing ceremony, H.E. MATSUDA Kuninori, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan
stated “ the Government of Japan will continue to work together with Pakistan to make this
country disaster-resilient, making good use of experience and expertise Japan has gained
from many disasters in the past.” and Mr. FURUTA Shigeki mentioned “Enhancement of
weather surveillance capacity will mitigate the damage caused by natural disasters”. Both
emphasized importance of disaster management.
Through this grant aid, the Government of Japan and JICA continues to assist disaster
management conducted by the Government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.