World Bank proposes to start reconstruction of flood-affected areas

World Bank officials have proposed to start rebuilding flood-affected areas in the country.

World Bank South Asia Director John A. Rom led the delegation and met Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah along with provincial ministers, advisers, chief secretary, chairman P&D, and other officials.

According to the spokesperson, the World Bank delegation said that due to climate change in Pakistan, devastating rains and floods occurred in 2022, in which 1700 people died, 33 million people were affected and $ 16 billion was lost.

The World Bank delegation suggested that reconstruction should be started in the flood-affected areas of the country, special attention should be paid to the agriculture sector, and modern farming methods and agricultural water drainage systems should be introduced in the country.

Talking to the delegation, the Chief Minister said that steps had been taken for the revival of agriculture in Sindh, financial assistance had been provided to the Haris with the help of the World Bank for wheat seeds, while the Kharif crop had been grown by draining water from agricultural lands.

Murad Ali Shah said that this year Sindh government fixed the support price of wheat at Rs 4000 per min.