Presidency meetings focus on rebuilding infrastructure

Zardari1ISLAMABAD: A number of meetings held at the presidency on Friday discussed the havoc wreaked by floods across the country and decided to take effective measures to rebuild the devastated areas.

In one of the meetings, President Asif Ali Zardari urged the housing sector to adopt innovative technology, design and material to rebuild the houses destroyed by floods so that these could withstand future disasters. 

Mr Zardari advised the government to consider appointing Nespak as lead consultant to undertake rehabilitation and reconstruction of the infrastructure and houses destroyed by the floods. 

William Lacy Swing, Director General of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), informed the president at a meeting that the organisation was leading the Emergency Shelter Cluster of 40 international and national aid agencies and was working closely with the National Disaster Management Authority in distribution of tents, plastic sheets and non-food items. Zardari1

The IOM also acts as the consignee for all international assistance flights bringing relief goods. 

The meeting was informed that the IOM would implement a number of

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