By MB Online
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.
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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