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). This component is implemented by the National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology (NCHM). The main 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 forecasting system. Component B: Disaster Preparedness and Response Capacity Improvement (US$2.00 million). This component is implemented by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM). The main 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). This component is 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.
Priority 1Understanding disaster risk
Priority 2Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk
Priority 3Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience
Priority 4Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction