PAKISTAN: To inform general public of the torrential rain and flash floods, the first ever meteorological station formally opened in Landikotal subdivision on Tuesday.
Director general meteorological department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Riaz Khan and director Muhammad Bakhtyar formally inaugurated the metreological station established at the administration compound here in Landikotal.
Speaking on the occasion Riaz Khan said that Asian development Bank and the government of Pakistan assisted and supported the project.
He said a total of six meteorogical stations would be established in the merged districts in the coming months. He said two each metreological stations in Khyber, Mohmand and Bajaur districts would be established.
Riaz said Rs,20 million would be the cost for the installation of the meteorological stations in the merged districts. He said another same kinds of station would soon be established in farflung Tirha valley to help the residents to protect them from seasonal disasters.
The official said the purpose of metreological stations was to issue timely alerts of the expected seasonal torrential rains and stroms. He said the equipments installed in the metreological station would also produce data of watertable in Landikotal and over all temprature seasonal in the locality.
He said like the rest of the cities in the country the system has been placed to help protect public life and properties from flash floods