Pagasa to build weather facility-A A +A
Thursday, June 26, 2014
THE Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) is implementing a P100-million project in Zamboanga City.
Pagasa-Zamboanga Station chief Meteorologist Maribel Hasanah-Enriquez said the project includes the construction of an edifice and the installation of a Doppler Radar in the city.
Enriquez said the weather observatory facility will be installed inside Camp Basilio Navarro that houses the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) headquarters here.
Enriquez said the construction of the edifice that would house the facility is set to start citing that a notice to proceed was already issued to the contractor to start the construction of the building.
She said the building is expected to be completed in seven months time.
She said the Doppler Radar is used to measure the amount of rainfall, intensity of the rain, and others which could cover 50 kilometer radius.
She said the radar that will be installed in this city will cover the Western Section of the country. (Bong Garcia)