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Philippines set to complete geohazard maps

Philippines: The Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MBG) in Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines, is targeting to complete at least 45 geohazard maps this year. “The geohazard maps are being produced with a scale of 1:10,000,” said officer Vheina Marie Quintana, MGB, Zamboanga Peninsula.

The office started the geohazard mapping of the region in 2011 and is targeting to complete the maps this year. The geohazard maps contain the areas prone to disaster like flashflood and landslide. The MGB gives copies of the geohazard maps to the local government units (LGUs) accompanied by their recommendations and mitigating measures, since it serves as guide for disaster preparedness.

Source: Sun Star