ORMOC CITY- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-Philippines provided the city government of Ormoc of a large format printer/plotter that will be used for the production of large format printing and hazard mapping. UNDP area coordinator Dario Cubelo turned over the 36-inch HP Design jet T920 A0 size large format printer/plotter to Mayor Edward Codilla on December 1 following the weekly flag-raising ceremony witnessed by the city government officials and employees. Mayor Codilla expressed his appreciation for UNDP’s generosity. The printer was designed for the production of large format printing of Geographic Information System (GIS) under the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) as a requirement for the comprehensive land use planning (CLUP).

It is also intended to provide mapping requirements among villages here and nearby municipalities’ CLUP, mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction, among others that are assisted by UNDP. UNDP charged the program under “Typhoon Recovery and Resilience in the Visayas” with funds taken from donations in Sweden. The city takes charge of the equipment maintenance and ensures secured operation. (ELVIE ROMAN ROA)