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June 26, 2018

Signing of Grant Agreement with Philippines: Support for the improvement of a flood forecasting and warning system

photosigning ceremony

On June 25, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines inManila, to provide grant aid of up to 1.278 billion yen forthe Project for Improving Flood Forecasting and Warning System for Cagayan de Oro River Basin.

The project will mitigate damage caused by floods in the Cagayan de Oro River Basin in Mindanao through the procurement of necessary equipment and the improvement of a flood forecasting and warning system, thereby contributing to sustainable development in the Region.

Details for the project are provided below.

[Basic project information]
Country The Republic of the Philippines
Project title The Project for Improving Flood Forecasting and Warning System for Cagayan de Oro River Basin
Planned implementation period 33 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period
Executing agency Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration:PAGASA
Target region, facilities Cagayan de Oro River Basin
Specific project details (provisional) (1) Equipment procurement
Combined rainfall and water level gauge stations (seven), ground rainfall gauge stations (six), X-band radar stations (two), equipment for dedicated radio communication links between each station and the Cagayan de Oro River Basin Flood Forecasting and Warning Center (CDO-RBFFWC) (one set), equipment for a dedicated data communication link between the CDO-RBFFWC and the Cagayan de Oro City Disaster Risk Reduction Department (CDO-CDRRMD) (one set), a repeater station, monitoring displays (two, one each at the CDO-RBFFWC and the CDO-CDRRMD)
(2) Consulting services
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, procurement supervision, (as guidance in managing the facilities) technical assistance in the operation and maintenance of the measurement equipment, data management systems and other equipment

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