Zambo City to build 12 evacuation centers

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By R. G. Antonet Go (PNA)

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The city government is eyeing to build 12 evacuation centers to shelter displaced families in times of calamities, an official said Saturday.

Dr. Elmeir Apolinario, City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) chief, said each evacuation center is intended for a particular area since the city’s 98 barangays will be divided into 12 districts.

Apolinario said the evacuation center will be similar to a multi-purpose covered court with complete equipment and facilities such as ambulance, firetruck, dump truck, electricity, water, latrine, kitchen.

He said the city government has already appropriated some PHP20 million to initially construct four evacuation centers at PHP5 million each.

He said the construction of the evacuation centers is backed by a resolution recently approved by the disaster council.

He added the disaster council thought of constructing evacuation centers since schools are no longer allowed to be used as temporary shelters in times of calamities.

He said it is also a part of the program of Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar.

Meanwhile, he disclosed that the city government is also set to acquire 366 family tents to be used as temporary shelters of calamity victims.