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P10B set aside for communities vulnerable to climate change – Cimatu

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 July) – The government will set aside a budget worth P10 billion as investments to increase the capabilities of the vulnerable provinces on climate change adaptation and mitigation and disaster risk reduction as “readiness and preparedness is key to resiliency,” Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said.

Speaking during the “Tatak ng Pagbabago 2019: The Pre-SONA Forum” at the SMX Convention Center Davao on Wednesday, Cimatu said the investments will include cover programs in agriculture and fisheries development, environmental protection and management, social welfare and livelihood development, water resources management, and infrastructure development.

President Rodrigo R. Duterte will deliver his fourth State of the Nation Address on July 22.

“The government will provide the ability to generate, synthesize, and disseminate knowledge, methodologies, and decision-making tools to ensure climate resilience,” Cimatu said.

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