Istanbul Municipality (IBB) announced Monday it will send a 48-member team to flood-hit Pakistan to help infrastructure works and health authorities.
In a written statement issued Monday, IBB said that the 48-member team would be sent upon a report prepared by the first group that went to Pakistan from the IBB after floods devastated this Asian country recently.
According to the IBB, the 48-member team will be led by Ismail Hakki Turunc and assist infrastructure and health services so that the lives of Pakistani people return to normal as soon as possible.
Pakistan's worst-ever floods killed at least 1,600 people and displaced more than 20 million.
As many as 17 million acres of farm land have been submerged and billions of dollars of crops destroyed, Pakistani authorities announced earlier.
So far, Turkey has sent $10 million financial aid and 244 tons of relief support that included vaccines, medicine, medical stuff to Pakistan.
Turkey has sent as well a 42-member medical team, two fully equipped mobile hospitals, an ambulance, and a 4x4 truck for medical rescue efforts.
AALast Mod: 06 Eylül 2010, 17:42