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The Study on Sabo and Flood Control for Western River Basins of Mount Pinatubo in the Republic of the Philippines Final Report Main Report
In view of recovery of the livelihood and equitable regional development as well as the anticipated disasters due to flood and mudflow, the Government of the Philippines (GOP) requested a technical assistance to the Government of Japan (GOJ) to conduct a master plan formulation and feasibility study (the study) for sabo and flood control in the western river basins on the basis of the present basin conditions. In response to the request, the GOJ decided to conduct the study and the implementing arrangement (IA) was signed on December 6, 2001 between JICA and DPWH. In accordance with the IA, the study team was organized by JICA and dispatched to the Philippines to commence the study in April 2002 after some preparatory works in Japan in March 1-2 2002.
The objectives of the study are as follows:
(i) To formulate a master plan for sabo and flood control in the major three rivers (Bucao, Maloma and Sto.Tomas Rivers), and to carry out a feasibility study for main priority projects, however, excluding a study on internal drainage issues,
(ii) To transfer technology that is used for the formulation of plans for sabo and flood control to the counterpart personnel during the study, and
(iii) To assist with disaster rehabilitation and economic development in the study area, as well as other river basins in the Philippines, by transferring planning technology which would reduce regional economic disparity and poverty levels and therefore improve and enhance the welfare of the regional inhabitants.