MGB-9 eyes to complete 45 geohazard maps PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 February 2014 14:39

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MBG) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is eyeing to complete 45 geohazard maps in the Zamboanga Peninsula this year.

MGB Zamboanga Peninsula Officer-in-Charge Vheina Marie Quintana made this announcement, citing that the geohazard maps they are producing are with a scale of 1:10,000.

Quintana said they started the geohazard mapping of the Zamboanga Peninsula in 2011 and is targeting to complete it this year.

Quintana said that in 2013, they completed the geohazard maps for the towns of Tambulig and Ramon Magsaysay, Zamboanga del Sur; Polanco, Salug, Tampilisan and Godod, Zamboanga del Norte; and Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay.

Quintana said the map contains the areas prone to landslide, flooding and other hazards the community may experience.

The MGB gives the geohazard maps to the local government units, including their recommendations and mitigating measures. It will serve as a guide for the LGUs to undertake mitigating and preemptive measures for the protection of the inhabitants if and when the areas identified as prone to landslide are inhabited. — RGAAG