Sunday, October 1, 2023

KP launches mobile app to survey flood-damaged homes

The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has done make a mobile app that is able to survey the damage to homes in rainfall areas. This is part of an effort to help flood victims get fair and also clear relief and compensation.

The Chief Secretary, Dr. Shehzad Khan Bangash, led a meeting on Tuesday to talk about the rollout of the app. At the meeting was the Additional Chief Secretary, the Administrative Secretaries, the Divisional Commissioners, the Deputy Commissioners (DCs), representatives from the Pakistan Army and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), and also other relevant authorities.

Key officials of (KP) are currently getting expert training on how to use the mobile app. As well as told to the visitors that the KP Information Technology (IT) Board is now in charge of designing and making the app.

The Bank of Khyber did say that they would pay people for their time after the research is complete. And it all kicks off on the 15th of September.

According to preliminary damage data gathered by the KP Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA). The floods affected 91,456 homes across the province.

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A few weeks ago, the province’s government released a “Flood Reporting App” that lets flood victims report the damage. Ask for food, medicine, and other services. The purpose of this app is to help those who are distressed by the recent flooding.

The app has a thorough system for tracking how victims are doing and getting help to those who need it. This app also lets users quickly report incidents and the type of help they need.

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