Sujawal, 17 December 2022 (TDI): Dompet Dhuafa, an Indonesian Muslim philanthropic organisation, has completed the construction of ten climate resilient model houses for Pakistani flood victims in District Sujawal, Sindh Province.
Adam M. Tugio, the Ambassador of Indonesia, presided over the hybrid session of the project completion ceremony and symbolically handed over the keys to Muhammad Hasan Rind, who represented the flood victims.
“As brotherly nations, Indonesia shares Pakistani people’s sorrows caused by recent floods, and the reconstruction of these houses is a manifestation of our solidarity,” the Envoy stated.
Dompet Dhuafa’s housing programme for flood victims in Pakistan included 10 brick homes, 4 public restrooms, and 1 water well. Each home is 15 by 20 feet in size and has two bedrooms and a living room.
In just 27 days, this model housing project, which cost about $35,000, was finished. In the neighbourhood in October, Dompet Dhuafa also constructed two model homes.
This humanitarian aid reflects the close ties of brotherhood that Indonesia and Pakistan share with one another as well as their strong partnership and shared desire to support one another during trying times.
In his concluding remarks, Ambassador Tugio said, “We hope that assistance from the government and people of Indonesia will reduce the suffering of flood-affected communities and support the rehabilitation and reconstruction process.
The Indonesian government sent the first shipment of flood relief supplies to Pakistan in September 2022, weighing about 90 tonnes, and then sent a team of 29 Indonesian medical professionals to Sindh Province.
Pakistan is anticipated to receive the fourth shipment of additional logistical support from Indonesia next week. Additionally, President Joko Widodo promised to send a humanitarian grant of $1 million directly to the NDMA of Pakistan. Before the year is out, the disbursement procedure should be completed.