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Philippines: Mainstreaming risk reduction in the National Building Code

27 Jun 2016, WB

Given the considerable risk exposure of the Philippines, the government is committed to building resilience to natural hazards by mainstreaming disaster risk management. The World Bank has bolstered this support by funding a technical assistance program to review and revise the National Building Code (NBC) with an eye to integrating disaster risk reduction measures.


General Facts
  • Population: 3,938 million (2005)
  • Density: 124 per sq km
  • Total Area: 31,870 sq km (X 1,000)
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
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