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LAHORE: The Punjab government has secured development funding worth Rs1,353.171 million from the National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF) through efforts of the Planning and Development Board.

According to a handout, the funding by NDRMF is aimed at projects that improve the resilience to climate change and natural disasters which in turn result in sustainable socio-economic benefits.

Punjab Planning & Development Board Chairman Habibur Rehman Gillani said owing to limited fiscal space in the province, this development is a welcome news. This grant will support the people around these areas and result in prosperity and sustainable development.

The projects from Punjab that got funded are rehabilitation of Hajipur Gujran Flood Protection Bund, rehabilitation/restoration of Jalala Flood Protection Bund, protection of localities of of Shahpur, Chanjura, Fatehpur Gujran and Sukho Chak against erosive action of Bein Nullah and protection of infrastructure, abadis and agricultural land of villages Jagojil and Baryar from erosion of River Ravi downstream.

Published in Dawn, March 22nd, 2019