Partnership between QWEB and UNDP to help Philippines rebuild

by / Monday, 30 November 2015 / Published in News

In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013, one of the strongest storms recorded in history, the Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB) and UNDP, with the collaboration of the Société d’habitation du Québec and Natural Resources Canada, have partnered to provide municipal building solutions to the people of Guiuan in the Philippines.

Four buildings of 74 m2 each, which can resist winds up to 251 km/h, were provided to support local recovery efforts after consulting with Guiuan authorities and the community. The buildings will serve as the town council session hall, the office of the mayor, and will house various key departments like accounting, treasury, and disaster risk reduction and management. One of the units will be used as training center for an agricultural demonstration farm and as an evacuation center in the event of a future disaster.

To get to know more, follow this link: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/articles/2015/06/16/canadian-wood-construction-manufacturers-and-undp-rebuild-local-government-infrastructure-after-typhoon-haiyan.html

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