Or­moc cho­sen one of 5 demo cities for cli­mate re­siliency project

Business World - - THE NATION -

OR­MOC CITY, which was re­cently af­fected by a mag­ni­tude 6.5 earthquake and a deadly land­slide in 1991, has been cho­sen as one of the five demon­stra­tion cities for the “Build­ing Cli­mate Re­siliency through Ur­ban Plans and De­signs” project, which will run for three years at a cost of about P123.3 mil­lion. The four other cities are An­ge­les, Ca­gayan de Oro, Legazpi, and Tagum. The project is spear­headed by the Cli­mate Change Com­mis­sion in part­ner­ship with the Housing and Land Use Reg­u­la­tory Board (HLURB), De­part­ment of In­te­rior and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment, League of Cities of the Philip­pines, and UN Habi­tat. Or­moc Mayor Richard I. Gomez said he is proud that his city has been cho­sen and vowed to strengthen pro­grams along­side ex­ist­ing lo­cal or­di­nances for cli­mate change adap­ta­tion. —

BUILD­INGS AND pub­lic in­fra­struc­ture were dam­aged by the mag­ni­tude 6.5 earthquake that struck Leyte in­clud­ing Or­moc City on July 7.

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