Guwahati: Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) and Public Works (Building and NH) Department (PWD), on Saturday agreed to build cooperation by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the implementation of the World Bank Funded project Assam Integrated River Basin Management Program (AIRBMP ) undertaken by the state government.
The MoU was signed to adhere to a mutual commitment on the roles and responsibilities of both departments in the effective implementation of AIRBMP which aims to reduce water-related disaster risks in Assam and help the state sustainably develop its water resources.
The Project Implementation Unit (PIU), ASDMA was responsible for the implementation of the program component ‘Disaster Risk Management’ which includes four sub-components namely- Flood Shelters, Early Warning and Dissemination System (EWDS), Circle Quick Response Team and Climate Resilient Villages.
PWD through this MoU agreed to support ASDMA in the execution of the various civil works that would be undertaken as a part of the effective implementation of the program activities in Phase I of the project.
Flood and River Erosion Management Agency of Assam (FREMAA) was the Project Management Unit (PMU) which was responsible to devise, strategize and management of the overall project implementation processes; anchoring institutional strengthening and sector development activities for the program.