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Palawan LGUs get detailed maps to be used to prepare for calamities

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The province of Palawan and other local government units have received detailed maps rom the Department of Science and Technology that can be used to prepare for calamities such as flooding.

“Tumanggap ang Pamahalaang Panlalawigan ng Palawan at ang mga lokal na pamahalaan ng mga munisipyo ng kopya ng mga mapa na ginamitan ng Phil-LiDAR 2, isang teknolohiya para sa pagbuo ng detalyadong mapa na nagpapakita ng mga lugar na may watershed para sa maayos na pamamahala nito gayon din na maaaring magamit para sa paghahanda sa mga sakuna tulad ng pagbaha,” the province said in a statement.

The detailed maps were given though the Development of the Philippine Hydrological Dataset for Watersheds from LiDAR Surveys last November 10.

A mapping forum was also held on the same day which was attended by barangay captains from across the province.

Zaldy Ablaña, officer-in-charge ng Provincial Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), said that the maps will be utilized by the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Offices to plan and prepare for calamities

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