MANILA, June 24 (PIA) – Soon, emergency quick response in the Philippines will get a boost as the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) have teamed up to train Filipino engineers on earthquake emergency quick response.
“The Philippine experience in recent earthquakes showed that there’s a need to build the capacity of local engineers to conduct quick inspection and evaluation of vital infrastructures after the earthquake,” said JICA Chief Representative Susumu Ito.
The partnership of JICA, DPWH, and PICE aims to establish an emergency quick response program in the Philippines to ensure business continuity and minimal disruption of public services in the aftermath of earthquakes.
“As partner and friend of the Philippines, we’ll continue to support the country’s efforts to build its disaster resiliency as we have done in the past decades. We aim to continue sharing Japan’s experience and knowledge on disaster management through capacity building programs and other measures,” added Ito.
Some 80 Filipino engineers are parti