ISLAMABAD: In a greater development, the Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) has so far completed projects worth Rs 600 millions in different parts of the country affected by the October 8, 2005 earthquake. All these projects were completed in close collaboration with World Food Program, World Health Organization, ERRA, Qatar Charity and Asian Foundation.
These views were expressed by Fazal-ur-Rehman, country Director HHRD on the occasion of fifth anniversary of devastating earth quake here on Thursday.
He said that HHRD would continue the rehabilitation projects in the earth quake areas with the same spirit, adding that they would mainly focus in the next year’s projects on the reconstruction of the educational institutions and treatment of handicaps, besides assisting the orphans.
Fazal said that a hospital was setting up in Mensehra in collaboration with US HHRD, which would be completed this year, wherein artificial limbs would be prepared. He went on saying that HHRD also started different projects in the flood devastated areas across the country, adding that eight field hospitals would soon start working in these areas.
He said that the devastation triggered by flood was of gigantic magnitude, however
“we should not forget the earthquake affectees and extend every possible support to steer them out of the trouble water.