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Japan provides grant for Cagayan de Oro flood warning system

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Japan has extended approximately P608-million grant for a flood forecasting and warning system for Cagayan de Oro basin.

Japanese Ambassador Koji Haneda and Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano signed and exchanged of notes on the project Wednesday, June 13.

“Japan’s grant is expected to substantially improve information accuracy and provide technical support to the CDO operational system for flood forecasting and disaster prevention,” the Japanese Embassy in Manila said.

The project is expected to strengthen the ability of CDO against future risks of flash floods, mud slides and other negative impacts, “thus contributing to sustainable development in the region,” it added.