Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 1
The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $10 million grant to support Tajikistan in disaster preparedness and response, Tatiana Evstifeeva, Associate External Relations Officer of the ADB Tajikistan Resident Mission, said, Sputnik Tajikistan reported.
Almost three quarters of Tajikistan's nine million people live in areas prone to earthquakes, floods, avalanches, mudflows and landslides, and have no protection systems in times of crisis.
Evstifeeva noted that the project will be completed in 2024.
An integrated information system for disaster management and an early warning system will be created, an institutional strengthening plan and a business plan for the Committee of Emergency Situations and Civil Defense, the project’s executing agency, will be developed and implemented in the framework of the project.
Disaster risk management training will also be provided to government staff and communities in districts and cities.
ADB is celebrating 20 years of partnership with Tajikistan in 2018.
To date, ADB has approved over $1.6 billion in grants, concessional loans and technical assistance to Tajikistan.