Project Objective

The objectives and strategies of the DCRIP are directly in line with the developmental objectives of the DRM sector, wherein a lot of emphasis has been placed on physical and financial resilience and capacity building of the DRM allied sectors. The project aims to support restoration of resilient flood protection infrastructure and strengthening government capacity to manage disasters and climate variability.

Direct beneficiaries include the population of AJK affected by the 2014 floods and exposed to recurrent vulnerabilities. The flood protection infrastructure will be restored to resilient standards, particularly in the districts of Neelum, Hattian, Bagh, Poonch, Haveli, Kotli, Bhimber and Muzaffarabad. Additionally in these districts, beneficiaries would include those exposed to landslide risk – exacerbated during periods of high precipitation and flooding – in selected districts where landslide stabilization works will be carried out.Through technical assistance and institutional strengthening of disaster management and irrigation authorities, the entire population of AJK will indirectly benefit from increased capacity to identify, manage and respond to disasters.
The Project aims to increase resilience of the region regarding disasters and climate change by enhancing physical resilience through the restoration, rehabilitation and improvement of critical flood protection infrastructure. Besides, strengthening the government’s capacity to better manage disasters through risk identification and institutional strengthening for improved management of disasters.

Component 1

Restoring flood protection infrastructure and upgrading Flood Management Systems

Subcomponent 1.1.

Restoring Flood Protection Infrastructure and Upgrading Flood Management Systems:

This subcomponent will finance the restoration of flood protection infrastructure damaged during 2014 flood in the State. These investments will include:

  • Restoration of flood embankments to resilient standards
  • Rehabilitation of other infrastructure such as spurs and river channelization works

Subcomponent 1.2.   

Feasibility Studies, Assessments and Diagnostics for Medium to Long Term Works: 

This subcomponent will finance preparatory activities (feasibility studies, consulting services for surveys, assessments, designs, environmental and social impact assessments, etc.) for proposed medium-long term investments in the State.

Component 2

Managing Disasters and Climate Variability 

Subcomponent 2.1:

Managing Disaster and Climate Variability 

This subcomponent will focus on identifying the disaster and climate risk environment for  planning and decision-making, development of framework to undertake the assessments, as well as tools to allow the optimal utilization of risk information. Specifically Slope stabilization studies in the State.

Subcomponent 2.2 :

Supporting Institutional Strengthening for Disaster Risk and Climate

Variability Management : 

This subcomponent will provide support towards strengthening the institutional structure as well as building capacity and equipping the Disaster Management Authorities in the State. Key activities include:

a)Institutional and policy review;

b)Strengthening of DMAs down to district level and improving early warning systems;

Component 3
Project Management

The State Planning and Development Department the project Implementing Entity shall establish within its P&DD and thereafter maintain the SPIU, with mandate, composition and resources acceptable to the association. This component will support engagement of additional resources.  The PIU will be responsible for:

i.Fiduciary and other aspect of the Implementation  of the Project;

ii.Coordination with Line agencies and Association;

iii.Project Financial Management;

iv.Project Reporting;

v.Monitoring and Evaluation;

vi.Environment and Social Safeguard Management;

vii.Procurement Management, Capacity Building etc.;