Pakistan Hydromet and DRM Services Project (PHDSP) (WB-P163924)

  • Pakistan
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 25, 2018
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Government of Islamic Republic of Pakistan
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  • Construction
  • Law and Government
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 188.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 210.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Sep 5, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 29, 2017

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Project Description

The proposed objective of the project 'Pakistan Hydromet and DRM Services Project (PHDSP)' is to strengthen the Pakistan's public sector delivery of reliable and timely hydro-meteorological and disaster risk management services to user departments and communities.

Component 1: Hydro-meteorological and Climate Services - The component will include capacity building, institutional strengthening and modernization of Pakistan Meteorological Department .

Component 2: Disaster Risk Management - The component will consist of infrastructure for resilience as well as strengthening the legal disaster risk management framework

Component 3: Contingent Emergency Response Component - This component will
support preparedness and rapid response to climate and natural disasters, emergency, and/or
catastrophic event as needed

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank
Haris Khan
Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist

Ditte Marie Gammelgaard Fallesen
Senior Operations Officer

William Young
Lead Water Resource Management Specialist

Economic Affairs Division
Arif Ahmad Khan

Implementing Agencies
Pakistan Meteorological Department
Dr. Muhammad Hanif
Project Director

National Disaster Management Authority
Idrees Mehsud
Member (DRR)


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