The World Bank has approved a significant amount of $21 million to aid in the restoration and recovery of flood-affected districts in Balochistan.
The funding will mostly be used to improve Baluchistan’s water drainage infrastructure. The region’s ability to efficiently manage water resources and prevent flood risks will be considerably improved by strengthening the current infrastructure.
According to the press release, the upgraded infrastructure will play a critical role in lowering the vulnerability to flood-related damages.
It is worth noting that, according to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), a devastating flood rocked Pakistan last year, killing over 322 persons alone in Balochistan province.
Over 500,000 livestock have been reported dead, and 185,000 homes have been damaged as a result of the disaster, according to the PDMA. According to the PDMA, 65,000 dwellings were completely demolished and 120,000 were partially damaged.
Due to excessive rainfall and flooding in the province, 103 dams have been damaged, as have crops on over 900,000 acres of land. During the disaster, 2,198 kilometers of road and 22 bridges were also damaged.
On September 15, five more persons were killed, including two men and three children, bringing the death toll from the disastrous floods in Balochistan to 299.
Floods in Balochistan killed five more people, including two men and three children.