The supporting electronic equipment has already been provided to State Agency for Hydrometeorology. The next step would be the construction of weather station on Dolon Pass. Photo: UNDP Kyrgyzstan.

In order to improve early warning of natural disasters in the country, the United Nations Development Programme in the Kyrgyz Republic transfers the automated weather station and computer equipment to the State Agency for Hydrometeorology under the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic. The total amount of support is $ 56,786. Assistance is provided under the project “Strengthening Integrated Risk Governance Capacities of the Kyrgyz Republic and Regional Cooperation in Central Asia” financed by the Government of Japan.

The Kyrgyz Republic is located in a region largely exposed to natural disasters. Natural calamities in the republic arise quite often, since most of its territory is covered by mountains. Also, the natural disasters associated with hydrometeorological conditions are increasing. It should be noted that about 70% of major emergencies in the country are associated with extreme meteorological events such as heavy rainfall, frost, etc., which cause significant damage to the country's economy.

Early warning of dangerous hydrometeorological phenomena and the adoption of timely measures will mitigate and reduce the risk of natural disasters, human casualties and economic damage.

In this regard, the UNDP in the Kyrgyz Republic, taking into account the need to improve meteorological services, including real-time monitoring of weather conditions, transfers to the Agency for Hydrometeorology under the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Kyrgyz Republic an automated weather station and office computer equipment for a total amount of $ 56.786. An automatic weather station is installed at Dolon Pass, where UNDP is currently working with partners to build a snow avalanche station.

This assistance is provided under the project “Strengthening Integrated Risk Governance Capacities of the Kyrgyz Republic and Regional Cooperation in Central Asia” funded by the Government of Japan. This support will facilitate the modernization of meteorological observations and improve the quality of forecasting and the provision of hydrometeorological data, will also help to efficiently allocate resources and improve risk management.

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