Philippines: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) presented digital mapping project on Mindanao – the second largest and easternmost island in Philippines. Mindanao development Authority and National Mapping and Resource Information Authority also assisted JICA in this project.
The upgrade of maps made in the 1950s is based on topographic editions on a 1:50,000 scale. The maps will be utilised in road planning, disaster prevention, environmental management, social services and other development activities that will spur economic growth in Mindanao, according to the agency statement.
Meanwhile, JICA turned over a P21 million Air Traffic Flow Management simulator for the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Senior representative Susumo Ito presented the donation of the equipment which is based on the system used by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau.
Source: Manila Standard Today