Investment in infrastructure development can boost the economic growth. Particularly, in disaster affected areas, the reconstruction of essential public infrastructure is an important ingredient for recovery, sustained economic growth and poverty reduction. Our Infrastructure Development (ID) Program contributes to the rebuilding and development of physical infrastructure particularly in the disaster affected areas. It helps impoverished/disaster affected communities by improving their access to essential infrastructure, such as schools and houses; easing access to water supply schemes; employing local skilled and un-skilled labors for construction work. In the past year, our focus remained on construction of school to assist earthquake victims. Help HHRD fulfill its visions. Donate Generously.
Infrastructure Development involves fundamental structures that are required for the functioning of a community & society. This is usually referred to structures like roads, water supply, sewers, electrical grids, telecommunications, renewable energy, and so on. At this time, the Helping Hand (USA) For Relief & Development's International Infrastructure Development Program does not include larger scale civil projects like roadways, electric grids, telecommunications, and renewable energy (can be considered in the future). Projects like home construction, sanitation, basic hygiene provision, water sources identification & boring (wells), purification systems for clean water. This program has been started with the "Integrated Approach towards Rebuilding Pakistan Program" and presently (April 20th, 2011) includes two components: Home Construction Program (HCP) and Water & Sanitation Hygiene (WASH). It is being implemented in 11 Union Councils of Pakistan. (Note: WASH is presented in another module on this www.HHRD.Org website: Click WASH to enter this section)
Home Construction Program Objectives
To construct maximum number of permanent homes in the most sustainable manner.
To save in general the destitute and in particular the calamity affected communities, from the hardships of weather;
To lower the sufferings of the most susceptible sections of the society again generally the needy and particularly the calamity affected communities: These vulnerable people include widows, orphans, landless persons, and elderly;
To create sense of ownership among the beneficiaries, with proper public involvement process;
To generate good employment opportunities for engineers, social workers, and people in other fields.
This program consists of several projects in 11 most affected union councils, including Clean Water & Sanitation, Home Construction, Basic Healthcare Clinics, Interest-Free Micro-Finance, Orphan Support / Sponsorship, Skills Development Centers, Schools Buildings Reconstruction, and Wedding Gift Boxes.
Infrastructure Development in Pakistan: The Integrated Approach
Infrastructure Development involves projects like home construction, sanitation, basic hygiene provision, water sources identification & wells, purification systems for clean water. This program has been started with the “Integrated Approach towards Rebuilding Pakistan Program” and currently includes two components: Home Construction Program (HCP) and Water & Sanitation Hygiene (WASH). It is being implemented in 11 Union Councils of Pakistan.
Union councils within this program are: In the Province of Sindh (Ghosepur Kashmore, Shikarpur Sultankot, Tando Hafiz Thatha, & Toj Jacobabad); Province of Baluchistan (Dirgi Jaffarabad); Province of Punjab (Jampur Rajanpur, Kot Adhoo Muzaffargarh, & Dhair Umaid Ali Mianwali); and Province of Khyber Pukhtoon Khawa (Agra Charsadda, Nowshera Kalan Nowshera, & Madiyan Swat).
It will take joint effort from the humanitarian community and long-term commitments to help Pakistan rebuild its infrastructure and begin to properly address the health, education and livelihood needs of its people.