|Organization Name:||Aga Khan Agency of Habitat|
|Address:||34 Rudaki Avenue (TCELL plaza, 10th floor),
|GT Ref ID:||027338|
|Tender Notice No:||-|
|Description:||Khorog Urban Resilience Programme
Planning and Proof of Concept Initiative
TERMS OF REFERENCE
Flood Modelling and Watershed Mapping for Khorog
Viloyati Mukhtori Kuhistoni Badakhshan (VMKB), also known as Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast, is a mountainous region of Tajikistan, highly prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes, landslides, flooding, avalanches and glacial lake outbursts. Climate change is causing some of these hazards to increase in frequency and in magnitude, resulting in an additional impact on lives, infrastructure and livelihoods. The city of Khorog is the Oblast’s capital and serves as the administrative centre of the region. Khorog is located on the Pamir Highway, over 600km from the capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe. Khorog is developing dynamically and has reached a population of over 31,000 inhabitants. The city is an economic and cultural hub and contains key services and infrastructure that serve many of the 250,000 inhabitants of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region. This includes the Khorog Regional Hospital, Khorog State University, the recently constructed University of Central Asia, the Aga Khan Medical Centre, key Government Buildings including the Oblast Government and social and cultural facilities including the Ismaili Centre and National Theatre. The city of Khorog is expected to continue its growth and expand its population, economic activities and job opportunities in the near future. Hence, addressing the challenges resulting from inadequately planned urbanization, as well as ensuring disaster risk reduction is integrated in the city planning is crucial in this regard.
Natural hazards pose a substantial threat to the urban fabric of the city and are highly disruptive to service provision and economic development of the city. Reliable and cost-efficient services, including electricity, internet, and water are key to support the sustainable economic growth of Khorog city.
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|Deadline:||22 April 2022|
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