According to a CMA source, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) will continue to collaborate with Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on disaster preparedness, including flood prevention recommendations.
Gao Ge, meteorological disaster risk management expert from CMA, is a member of the Chinese government’s expert team sent to Pakistan to conduct post-disaster assessment from October 11 to 21. Together with other experts, the experienced expert provided reference for grasping the extremity of precipitation and also carried out comprehensive judgment of major rainfall processes in monsoon rainy season and analysis of rainfall in the process, and provided science-based reference for diagnosing flooding causes and degree.
On top of that, the expert team has conducted consultations with departments in Pakistan including the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). The expert team travelled to Sindh, the most affected area in Pakistan, to conduct detailed research. With counterparts of Pakistan, the expert team has exchanged views in post-disaster reconstruction and flood control and disaster mitigation, and proposed suggestions on disaster-hit region reconstruction in the near term and medium and long term to ramp up flood control and disaster reduction capacity.