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PH to bid Project NOAH goodbye in March

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By MB Online

Photo grabbed from DOST website | Manila Bulletin

Photo grabbed from DOST website | Manila Bulletin

PH government will shutdown Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) in March. A program which provides disaster prevention and mitigation for the country.

The project needs to be shutdown due to lack of funds and will run until February 28. It was announced by Project NOAH executive director Dr. Mahar Lagmay through a radio interview.

Project NOAH was launched under the administration of former President Benigno Aquino III in July 2012. As Philippines is vulnerable to typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions, the former administration see that appropriate measures must be implemented.

Photo grabbed from DOST website | Manila Bulletin

Photo grabbed from DOST website | Manila Bulletin

Project NOAH was created in response to former President Aquino’s instructions to have a responsive program for disaster prevention and mitigation. The country’s warning agencies were able to provide a 6-hour lead-time warning to communities which are prone and vulnerable to flooding. The project uses an advanced technology to enhance current geo-hazard vulnerability maps.

It’s mission is to “undertake disaster science research and development, advance the use of cutting edge technologies and recommend innovative information services in government’s disaster prevention and mitigation efforts.” As seen on the project’s website.

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  • lance ceellot

    where is the other news that says that the previous administration started to abandon project noah? seems like that the current admin is the one who solely abandon the project.