GTZ team briefs Calbayog City officials on Disaster Risk Management
Calbayog City (29 October) -- Vice Mayor Ronald Aquino, together with some SP members met with the German Technical Cooperation or GTZ Team at the City Mayor's Office, recently.
The team was composed of Mario Donga and Olaf Neussner, both GTZ Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Consultants; and Allen Molen, Program Adviser, DRM Environment and Rural Development Program.
They were on hand to brief the City Officials on the 3-year Urban DRM Project for the City of Calbayog which was recently approved by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation (BMZ).
Also part of the visit was for data-gathering for the pre-planning workshop aimed at defining the areas of cooperation in line with the overall objectives and outputs of the project.
The activity was part of the preparation for the Partner Workshop in Tacloban in the near future.
In that meeting were Councilors Ina Rabuya, Danny Bernate, Noel Sermense, Jonas Montealto and Benjie Dean.
Also present were Environment Officer Joe Raz, City Planning and Development Officer Gil Lentejas, City Agriculturist Adela Ocenar and DILG City Director Valente Bajet.
Mayor Mel Senen Sarmiento was unable to meet them as he was then in Japan to attend the 2nd 3Rs Conference for Asian Local Government. (PIA-Samar/with Ron Ricafort) [top]