City eyes evacuation center PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 June 2016 11:59

By R.G. ANTONET GO

The city government is considering the construction of an evacuation center to be used in case major disaster strikes the city.

The site of the proposed evacuation center is Barangay Cabatangan.

Dr. Elmeir Jade Apolinario, said in an interview that the estimate was already made  by the city engineer’s office for the construction of the evacuation center and it may be realized this year or next year.

The project has an area of 6,430.00 square meters safe from tsunami and landslide, with road network, fence, site development, water tank, and a generator set. However, Apolinario cannot yet give the project cost but estimated it will reach millions of pesos.

He said that the evacuation center will be dome-type that can accommodate 1,000 to 1,500 families.

This plan will have to be discussed yet with Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco Salazar who is also supportive of the project.

Aside from this, Undersecretary Alexander Pama of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management also mentioned that they are interested in financing the project.

“Bueno tiene evacuation center para hende ya usa conel school buildings y maga covered courts del escuela cay ta apecta na educacion del mana bata,” Apolinario said.

At present, during calamities, school covered courts are being used as evacuation center in the process hampering the classes of school children.

The city envisions an evacuation centers for the central area, for the east coast, and the west coast. —R.G. A A. Go