PPAF Officials Share Learnings with Delegation from Nepal on Post-Disaster RehabilitationFebraury 07, 2019
On 7th February, 2019 a twelve member Nepalese delegation accompanied by officials from the World Bank visited PPAF. The delegation was led by Mr. Sushil Gyewali, Chief Executive Officer, status of federal minister, of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA). The members of the delegation from NRA included: Mr. Prakash Thapa, Joint Secretary; Mr. Dibya Raj Pokhrel, Under Secretary; Mr. Devi Prasad Pandey, Engineer and Mr. Pradip Acharya, Personal Secretary of CEO. They were accompanied by members from Central Level Project Implementation Unit Nepal, Mr. Nava Raj Pyakurel, Joint Secretary; Mr. Dillip Shekhar Shrestha, Director; Mr. Ishwari Prasad Dahal, Engineer; Ms. Sushma Chaudhary, Engineer and Ms. Shova Maharjan, Engineer were present together with Mr. Ramesh Aryal , Under Secretary from Ministry of Finance and Mr. Niranjan Gyewali, Planning Officer, National Planning Commission, Nepal.
The delegation aimed to learn from PPAF’s experience of post-earthquake 2005 reconstruction, as well as post flood 2010 reconstruction. PPAF officials who participated in the session included; Mr. Mohammad Nadeem, Sr. General Manager, LACIP; Mr. Tariq Iqbal, General Manager – Financial Monitoring & Compliance; Mr. Muhammad Tahir Malik, General Manager, Institutions and Ms. Raabiya Babar, Sr. Manager, Communications and Media.
Mr. Nadeem apprised them about PPAF and its outreach across Pakistan to support communities to access improved infrastructure, energy, health, education, livelihoods, and interest free loans and develop resilience to disasters. The major part of the discussions revolved around PPAF’s reconstruction and rehabilitation work in response to earthquakes and floods across different disaster hit areas of Pakistan particularly Balochistan, KP, Sindh, and Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The delegation appreciated PPAF’s contribution in the socio-economic uplift of deprived regions particularly disaster hit communities and learned from PPAF’s experience and footprint on disaster relief.