RDRRMC approves Nona rehabilitation and recovery plan

Catarman, Northern Samar – The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC) approved lately the Northern Samar Nona Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan (NRRP) for 2016-2019 at Hotel Alejandro in Tacloban City.

A teener in Catarman, Northern Samar shows off with a smile their damaged house during the aftermath of Typhoon Nona, unmindful of whether he and his family can sleep well afterwards. (Photo by: Rowel Montes)
Engr. Romeo M. Cardenas, the provincial planning and development coordinator said NRRP is a framework document on the rehabilitation and recovery intervention for all the 24 municipalities of the province affected by Typhoon Nona. 

Nona was the strongest typhoon that hit Northern Samar in 34 years with a reported intensity of 10-minute maximum sustained winds at 175km/h (110mph) and a central pressure of 935 hPa (27.61 in Hg) on December 14, 2015. 

He said NRRP was prepared through the conduct of a comprehensive disaster assessment and needs analysis led by OCD and the conduct of the inter-agency and inter LGU rehabilitation and recovery planning workshop spearheaded by PPDO with the technical assistance from NEDA region 8. 

He explained the plan will help the province get back to its feet, and eventually rebuild itself better and safer as economic recovery is reliant upon the influx of assistance from the national government. Cardenas revealed Nona’s investment program reaches 15,661 billion. 

The biggest bulk of the rehabilitation and recovery and investment program are on reconstruction programs and projects intended to hasten social sector services at 7.294 billion, followed by the infrastructure sector at 6.508 billion, while productive sector is pegged at 1.039 billion and 818 million for the cross sector. 

Among the four sectors, social sector takes the lion share at 47%. Interventions intended to reconstruct government building and facilities get the second at 41% followed by the productive sector at 7% while the remaining chunks or the lowest share goes to the cross sector at 5%. (Teresita Cardenas - PIA8/Northern Samar) 

A fallen electricity post crushed a car in Catarman, Northern Samar in the aftermath of Typhoon Nona. (Photo by: Rowel Montes)

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