P425 million set aside by PH government for new weather center

GMA News Online reports that the government is setting aside P425 million to build a new weather center and purchase more radars in anticipation of disasters.

GMA News Online reports that the government is setting aside P425 million to build a new weather center and purchase more radars in anticipation of disasters.

According to the report, President Benigno Aquino III has ordered the Department of Budget and Management to allocate the amount to upgrade weather and flood forecasting facilities.

In a statement released on Monday, November 14, the DBM revealed: "Of this amount, P150 million will be used to enhance the Doppler radar network of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), while P275 million will be used to construct a state-of-the-art National Meteorological and Climate Center (NMCC)."

 

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