Aquino bares plans for comprehensive mapping system

April 9, 2011 2:01 am 

ROSALES, Pangasinan, April 8 — President Benigno S. Aquino III bared plans to come up with a project concerning the creation of a comprehensive three dimensional (3D) map of the whole country that will help concerned government agencies in their efforts to avert possible damage to lives and properties in times of calamities.

In his keynote speech during the inauguration of the Improved Agno River Basin Flood Forecasting and Warning System (FFWS) and Agno River Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (FFWC) here, President Aquino said that studies are underway for the proposed creation of the P1-billion 3D mapping system of the Philippines that will give a broader geographical view for various government agencies on the different parts of the country that will eventually assist them in flood forecasting and damage assessment for a more effective approach in times of calamities.

“Sa mapping system na ito, mas lalawak ang pagtanaw natin sa bawat sulok ng bansa, na magpapalakas sa kakayahan nating malaman ang mga lugar na maaaring datnan ng baha. Malaking tulong din ito upang mabigyan tayo ng karagdagang oras para matulungan ang ating mga kababayang babahain,” he said.

The Chief Executive noted that the Philippines is a geo-hazard area with 66 provinces on threat especially in times of calamities, which justifies the said allocation to ensure averting possible devastating effects of various types of calamities.

President Aquino stressed that the project aims to protect and save lives of the people, including their properties and livelihood.

The President commended the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and its leadership and untiring efforts in developing programs for the benefit of the country and the people. (PNA)

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