The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Philippines port rehabilitation project supports fishermen affected by typhoon
In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded, slammed into the Philippines. A new project is helping part of the country continue to rebuild.
In Concepcion alone, more than 8,800 houses were damaged, 2,400 fishing vessels were destroyed and nearly 98 percent of the population was displaced. Called Typhoon Yolanda locally, Typhoon Haiyan caused 88.4 million Philippine pesos in damage to the agriculture industry, with damage to the aquaculture and fishing industry totalling 10.3 million.
- Representatives from UNOPS, KOICA and the local government attend the inauguration ceremony for the project, held at the beginning of February.
A project funded by the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) aims to repair some of that damage.
As part of the project, a local port in Concepcion will be rehabilitated. In addition, a new fish port complex, ice storage facility, two access roads and a waste management facility will be built.