CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Feb. 23 (PIA) -- The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) has been working on the completion of the detailed geohazard maps for the seven provinces of Central Luzon.
Local government units will be able to determine where the landslide and flood prone areas are located with the aid of these maps.
Through these maps, local officials may also identify and implement disaster risk reduction and management measures in the affected areas. These maps will also identify safe areas for evacuation and permanent settlement.
A one is to 10,000-scale geohazard map will be so detailed that even landslide and flood prone areas in the barangay will be visisble.
MGB Regional Director Danilo Uykieng said all the 117 towns, 13 cities, and 3,102 barangays in the region will be covered by the new maps.
To date, assessment of these areas as to their vulnerability to landslide and flooding has been completed. What remains to be done is the production of the maps where the entries are color-coded.
The office is currently visiting the provinces and conducting information, education and communication campaigns on the completion of these maps to ensure compliance. (WLB/RGSD-PIA3)