5-year Disaster Mgmt Plan approved on first reading


VM Kikang Uy

CAGAYAN DE ORO City will soon have a five-year Disaster Risk Reduction Management Plan.

The City Council during its regular regular session Monday presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy approved on first reading the DRRMP of the city covering the period 2017 to 2021.

The updated local DRRMP was formulated through a planning workshop, which was organized and facilitated by the USAID Be Secure Project in partnership with the city government.

The plan includes the extent and evidences of the city’s disaster risks to hydro-meteorological, geological and human-induced hazards based on their expertise and experiences, and on the results of the Participatory Vulnerability Assessment (PVA) Local Climate Change Action Planning workshop, climate projections and hydrological assessment.

The strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges of the city in managing disaster risks; strategies and corresponding objectives, programs and projects, activities (PPA’s) and policies to make use of strengths and opportunities in overcoming the weaknesses and threats in the city’s internal and external

environments, are also outlined in the DRRM plan.

A technical working group was created to finalize the plan, with City Planning and Development Officer Isidro Borja, as the lead person.