CDRRMO mulls purchase of 3 water trucks PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 11:45

By CLAUDINE UNIANA

 

The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office will seek the approval of the city council of its revised budgetary plans for the procurement of necessary equipment and implementation of various projects geared towards disaster response and disaster preparedness.

No less than City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer and concurrent Acting City Administrator Elmeir Apolinario revealed the local government’s efforts to improve the city’s response to and preparation for future crises that may hit Zamboanga.

According to the city official, the said budgetary plans include, among others, the purchase of three (3) water lorries  (trucks) of 15,000-liter capacity as well as funding details of projects deemed indispensable to disaster prevention, preparation and response.

“Ya puede kame busca fondo, no less than about P150M ay pone came con este todo para aregla el problema de crisis aqui na pueblo particularmente in terms of disaster response and disaster prevention,” Apolinario told members of the media during the regular press briefing held at City Hall Monday morning.

He added that for the past week his office was able to finalize its request for the conduct of bomb threat and contingency planning for fire incidents in shopping malls, tentatively scheduled on March 16-17. Some 250 participants are expected to attend the said event. — Claudine Uniana)