BRUSSELS (Reuters) Reconstruction of Pakistans basic infrastructure after floods is likely to take 2-3 years and international donors should offer to finance most of it in November, the head of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said. The ADB and the World Bank earlier said that the costs of overcoming damage from the worst natural disaster in Pakistans history were estimated at about $9.7 billion. ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda told Reuters in an interview that his institution was ready to provide $2 billion and the World Bank $1 billion while a donors conference in November was expected to provide much of the remaining funds. We are sure that with international support, the flood-affected provinces will be quickly reconstructed. We would aim at reconstruction in two to three years, basic infrastructure should be reconstructed in two years, he said. Kuroda was in Brussels, the headquarters of the European Union, to attend a Friends of Pakistan conference, which was to feature many of the EUs 27 foreign ministers. From now on, from the meeting on Friday, to the next meeting in November, the international community will consult with one another and come up with appropriate funding, he said. The floods, which began in late July, left more than 10 million people homeless and affected 20 million. It devastated an economy that was already fragile before one of the countrys worst natural disasters. Kuroda said it was important for Pakistan to keep good ties with the International Monetary Fund and push ahead with reforms mandated by the Fund, so as to boost the governments fiscal position and be able to finance part of the reconstruction. The IMF is the international institution which will provide the balance of payments support... I think good discussions between the IMF and the government are crucial, he said. Part of the reconstruction would be funded by the government itself. But the governments fiscal position is weak and it must be strengthened, but it may take years.