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Japan finances upgrade of Philippine weather stations

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MANILA, Philippines—Japan financed the modernization of the government’s meteorological radar stations in Catanduanes, Cagayan and Samar to the tune of 3.35 billion yen (about P1.77 billion), according to the Japanese Embassy.

Consul General Motohiko Kato, the embassy’s deputy chief of mission, is scheduled to attend Wednesday’s inauguration of the refurbished radar station in Virac, Catanduanes.

“The project, funded by a Japanese government grant amounting to 3.35 billion yen, aims to effectively prevent damages that tropical cyclones and other severe weather phenomena may cause by enhancing the weather monitoring and information dissemination capability of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration,” the embassy said in a press statement.

It said the project included the “installation of meteorological data display and satellite data communication systems and the replacement of old meteorological radar systems in Virac, as well as in Aparri, Cagayan and Guiuan, Samar, with Doppler (S-band) radar systems.”

The embassy said “this project is expected to further strengthen the strategic partnership between Japan and the Philippines, as well as consolidate the bonds of friendship between the peoples of the two countries.”

Last weekend, the embassy announced the release of an additional 600 million yen (about P315 million) in fresh development aid to the Philippines.

The grant will go to the rehabilitation of an undisclosed number of roads and other public infrastructure damaged by recent typhoons, the embassy said.


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  • Meow Ming

    I wish they can also give radar for our coastguards vessels.

  • Guest

    maganda  yang  tulong  ng  japan  para  sa  pinoy  pero  hindi  yan  ang  solution  upang  huwag  bumagyo  at  lumindol  ginagamit  lang  yan  para  ma  detect  kung  may  bagyo,,  ang  kailangan  ay  kung  paano  pipigilin  ang  bagyo  lindol  at  pag  baha  ito  ay  naibigay  ko  na  sa  inyong  presidente  hindi  ko  lang  alam  kung    may  aksyon  na,,,,,,,ang    sanhi  ng  calamidad  ay  ang  pagkukulang  at  pag sobra  ng  energy  ng  isla  o  ng  lupa,,,  ito  rin  ang  sanhi  kung  bakit  may  climate  change  ito  rin  ang  nagiging  sanhi  ng  digmaan  at  pag  bagsak  ng  economiya  ito  rin  ang  sanhi  ng  epedemia  o  salot,,,,alam  na  ito  ng  inyong  presidente  ang  kailangan  lang  sa  inyo  ay  cooperation  at  kasipagan  , iwasan  ang  hindi  kikilos  pag  walang  bayad  eh!!!!!!  pilipino  ako,,  hindi  intsik



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