The World Bank will grant USD1.5 million to support a study on developing a master plan for controlling flooding in the Philippines’ Metro Manila region.
The grant was drawn from the World Bank-administered Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery Trust Fund. GFDRR seeks to reduce the vulnerability of poor nations to natural disasters and help them adapt to climate change.
The preparation of the flood master plan is expected to last 13 months. The Philippine Department of Public Works and Highways will spearhead the initiative.