Korea, PH schools team up for Mindanao disaster management plan

sumber: globaltimes.cn

THE Seoul National University of Science and Technology (Seoultech) and the University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD) on Tuesday launched the kickoff meeting of the Urban Renewal Planning for Natural Disaster Prevention Responding to Climate Change project.

The project, which is supported by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), will boost the country's capacity for research in disaster risk mitigation management.

The project seeks to:

  • Establish cooperation between the Philippines and Korea in crafting a comprehensive regional development plan.
  • Analyze major disasters as a result of climate change.
  • Develop a disaster risk reduction and management plan.
  • Push urban renewal initiatives which can be integrated into northern Mindanao, which now lies in the path of typhoons, through a pilot model that can be easily adapted by other regions.

Through the request of Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) for a study on disaster risk mitigation the project would come up with a micro study documentation for Mindanao's Climate Change Disaster Risk Reduction and Management as well as a macro study for a doable regional development plan that can be replicated in other regions.

"The expected output of the study include a practical roadmap leading to the attainment of Mindanao's vision through capacity building for research and planning of partner institutions that would strengthen diplomatic ties between Korea and the Philippines," said Dr. Park Byung Gyu, project manager.

During the launch, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Seoultech and MinDa to put into action their cooperation to:

  • Search for development designed to put in place water-management plan for Misamis Oriental, Cagayan de Oro and other crucial areas in northern Mindanao.
  • Assist cities in generating power through dam construction.
  • Develop a long-term strategic urban plan for the targeted cities and other areas as beneficiaries.

The MOU was signed by MinDA Chairperson Luwalhati Antonino and Dr. Park Byung Gyu, project manager and director of the Office of External Affairs and Cooperation of Seoultech.



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