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Estimating the Cost of Establishing an Evacuation Center in Every City and Municipality

The discussion paper aims to provide an estimate on the cost of implementing HB 7354 which proposes to establish an evacuation center in every city and municipality. It focuses on measuring the cost to establish an evacuation center in localities with no such center that fit the facility standard based on the DILG database. The paper made use of a sample costing of a two-story standard evacuation center from DPWH with costs updated to current prices, and later used to calculate the nationwide implementation of the proposed measure after adjustments in regional prices. Also discussed in the paper are financing options involving partnerships with the private sector and local governments to bridge the funding gap for the establishment and eventual maintenance of the facilities.



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