Philippines to map areas unsafe to build relocation sites

Philippines to map areas unsafe to build relocation sites

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Philippines: After being hit by the devastating typhoon Haiyan on 8 November, the Philippines is planning to identify areas unsafe to build relocation sites.

As a part of the National Government’s efforts, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will soon send a team of geologists to Tacloban to identify areas that are vulnerable to geological hazards such as floods, landslides and storm surges. Geologists will come up with recommendations to determine relocation sites for displaced residents. Through this project the MGB plans to classify areas as “no-build zones” or “unfit for dwelling” and work together with concerned Local Government Units to prevent loss of lives and significant damages to properties during natural calamities.

Source: Future gov