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February 23, 2017

Geomatic Centre for Climate Change to be completed by 2019

Islamabad

February 23, 2017

Islamabad

The project to establish Geomatic Centre for Climate Change and Sustainable Development costing Rs48.88 million would now be completed till June 30, 2019 that would help facilitate the federal and provincial governments to reduce risk through vulnerability mapping and training to use latest technologies for risk assessment from various forms of hazards.

According to a working paper submitted by the Climate Change Ministry to the National Assembly Standing Committee, the completion of this project faced delay because the recruitment process was affected as more time lapsed in acquiring no-objection certificate (NOC) from the Establishment Division for recruitment of vacant positions of the project.

It showed that some of the important works of the project have so far been completed such as hiring of employees, compilation of State of Environment Report 2016, monitoring of industrial area of Islamabad and launch of Central Laboratory for Environmental Analysis and Networking.

The other objectives of the project comprise enhancement and upgradation of institutional capacity of Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA), promotion of application of GIS, SRS and GPS technologies in assessing existing situation of forest, desertification, soil, climate, environmental pollution, marine life, coastal areas, snow and glaciers, disasters, hazards, biodiversity, water resources and ecological zones.

 

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