Chairman National Disaster Management Authority along with Director General Frontier Works Organisation visits Chitral

Islamabad, August 05, 2015 (PPI-OT):Flash floods wreck road network in district Chitral as big portions of all major roads to and from Chitral have been swept away. Besides provision of relief assistance the activities in district Chitral have been expedited with special focus on rebuilding and repair of damaged roads, bridges, irrigation channels and water supply schemes.

The continued GLOF events and monsoon rains have badly affected road conditions in district Chitral. Road closures have affected the Mastuj subdivision, Garam Chashma and the Kalash Valley which is causing problem in smooth transportation as well as provision of relief assistance for the general public.

On the directions of the Prime Minister and in coordination with Army, services of Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) were immediately provided to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government to ensure speedy and immediate repairs of road infrastructure. FWO immediately started work in support of provincial C and W department and moved its heavy machinery in the affected areas to facilitate opening of closed road links for quickest possible relief movement.

In order to oversee the efforts to reopen and maintain road communication network in Chitral, Chairman NDMA Major General Asghar Nawaz along with DG FWO visited Chitral today. The officials undertook detailed aerial reconnaissance of the areas where repair and restoration work is under progress and examined the pace of repair activity.

Chairman NDMA has also requested National Highway Authority (NHA) to hand over Bailey bridges to FWO for utilization at various sites in district Chitral. NDMA is collaborating with all relevant departments to ensure restoration of routine life.

For more information, contact:
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)
Prime Minister’s Office, 2nd Floor,
Sector G-5-1, Constitution Avenue,
Post Code 44000, Islamabad
UAN: +92-51-111-157-157