Stakeholders Meeting conducted by the consultant for the Jalaur River Basin Project

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office 6 and the Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Flood Control Management Cluster (FCMC) facilitated the conduct of a Key Stakeholders Meeting with the consultants of an international joint venture of EGIS (France), INCLAM (Spain) and KECC (South Korea) to kick off the preparation for the Flood Risk Management Master Plan (FRMMP) and Feasibility Studies of the Jalaur River Basin.

The Jalaur River Basin is one of the six (6) remaining major basins in the country with no master plan hence, its inclusion in the study. Stakeholders were composed of the representatives several local government unit (LGU) of the municipalities being traversed by Jalaur River as well as national government agencies (NGAs) namely; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), National Irrigation Administration (NIA), Office of the Civil Defense (OCD), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).

With the financial assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), this Infrastructure Preparation and Innovation Facility (IPIF) project aims to support the DPWH in providing infrastructure projects for the purpose of flood control and water resources management by reducing the risk of flood events and increasing preparedness in affected communities.