THE Cagayan de Oro City Council committee on police, fire and public is set to tackle the proposed resolution authorizing the city mayor to enter into and sign the Memorandum of Agreement with the city government and the Department of Science and Technology Region (DOST-10) in collaboration with Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) and Philippine Atmospheric Geological and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) covering the implementation of the project: Development of Early Warning System (Dews) in Flood Prone Areas in the Philippines.
DOST-10 has identified the critical need to support the establishment and operation of equipment and related facilities in order to obtain real-time weather situation prevailing in the city.
It was learned that the House of Representatives – 2nd District of Cagayan de Oro City has requested the DOST-Pagasa to install hydromet stations in Bitan-ag Creek.
The city has committed to hosting the installation and operation of weather monitoring equipment, particularly one unit of Automated Rain Gauge (ARG), one unit of tandem (ARG+WLMS) and one unit of Water Level Monitoring System (WLMS).
Under the agreement, DOST-10 shall implement the project, “Deployment of Early Warning System in Flood Prone Areas in the Philippines (DEWS)” of ASTI in coordination with Pagasa. (sp)