Note - The following information reports on the status of the HSDRRP which is financed with support from the following five TFs , of which three are Recipient executed and two are Bank executed:RETF: i. TF0A3511; ii. TF0A3507; iii. TF0B0586BETF: iv. TF0A1798; v .TF0A4493. Hence the report covers all five grants. The objective of the project is to strengthen Bhutan's capacity for hydromet services and disaster preparedness. The project has three components with three corresponding implementing agencies as follows:Component A: Hydromet
Services Improvement (US$1.60 million), implemented by
the National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM). The objective is to strengthen the capacity of the NCHM to
improve hydromet monitoring, forecasting, and services. The component is
supporting (i) enhancement of weather forecasting through operationalization of
a common operating platform for automated hydromet services delivery, (ii)
strengthening of aviation meteorology and (iii) development of a flood
Disaster Preparedness and Response Capacity Improvement (US$2.00 million). implemented by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM). The objective is to strengthen capacity for disaster preparedness and response.
This component is supporting the (i) design, construction and equipping of the
National Emergency Operation Center (NEOC), (ii) enhancement of emergency
communication, (iii) enhancement of information base for disaster management and
(iv) strengthening of helicopter operations for emergency services.
Component C: Design of an Agromet
Decision Support System (US$0.2 million), implemented by the Department of Agriculture (DOA).
This component is supporting the (i) design of an agromet decision support
system and (ii) pilot development and delivery of agromet information products
in two Dzongkhags.