The completion ceremony for the "Project for Improved Flood Forecasting and Warning System in the Pampanga and Agno River Basins in Republic of the Philippines (the second period)" was held at Rosales City, Province of Pangashinan in the Luzon district in April 8 2011 (Friday). President Aquino and around 300 dignitaries from many countries including Ambassador Katsura at the Philippines Embassy of Japan and Matsuda, the head of the local JIAC, participated, as did Tsuchida, executive director at our company.
Based on said project, including a Japanese government grant to the Philippines Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration (PAGASA) following the decline of the flood forecasting and warning system in the Pampanga and Agno river basins, major basins in Luzon Island in the Philippines, the equipment was replaced in two stages. Delivery of the grant for the primary period equivalent to around 780 million yen was completed in March 2009, and the second period this time of around 370 million yen, an order of which was received by our company and Toyota Tsusho Corporation jointly in February 2010, was completed in March this year.The second period, which includes the installation of additional equipment to the existing integrated monitoring center (DIC station) at Quezon City in Metropolitan Manila and the arrangement of three relay stations, eight rain and water gauges and two rainfall gauging stations in the Agno river basin, achieved real-time monitoring via an automatic monitoring system. The contribution to disaster mitigation in the Republic of the Philippines with the early communication of flood forecasts for local residents is expected in future.
(1) We received a testimonial from NTT DoCoMo for our immediate actions after the occurrence of the "Great East Japan Earthquake" on March 11, 2011.
We have delivered many microentrance devices to NTT DoCoMo. Accordingly, we were directly requested by the Tohoku Branch of NTT DoCoMo to assist with "the urgent recovery of the cellphone network via the simple installation of microentrance devices instead of optical fibers broken by the Tsunami" following the occurrence of the earthquake. We responded urgently to this request, and delivered the device to Sendai in the early morning of the 2nd day after contact was made. The testimonial was awarded by NTT DoCoMo for our swift response.
(2) We were awarded a testimonial at a ceremony for the NTT DoCoMo anniversary on the grounds that we contributed enormously to the recovery of their equipment following the Great East Japan Earthquake which occurred on March 11, 2011. President Tsuchida attended the ceremony this time to receive the testimonial.
We were awarded a testimonial by the Tohoku Regional Bureau, MLIT for our contributions to the recovery after the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Details of the award
We were awarded a testimonial by the Tohoku Regional Conference of Emergency Communications for our contributions to the recovery after the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Details of the award