The development objective of the Jakarta Urgent Flood Mitigation Project is to contribute to the improvement of the operations and maintenance of a priority part of the flood management system in Jakarta. Negative impacts includes: air quality, noise pollution, water quality, waste management, medical waste, and direct or indirect hazards to public traffic and pedestrians by construction activities.
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Stella Cabilogan’s house was hit hard by the flash floods over the weekend that killed about 600 people, but she has decided against moving with her two children into a nearby evacuation center.
“The situation in the evacuation center is very difficult,” she said by telephone on Monday from the southern city of Cagayan do Oro. “There is no water or sanitation there. It’s very easy to get sick.”
Thailand's floods crisis is exposing just how heavily the world's technology sector leans on a drab industrial zone north of Bangkok.
As the last floodwaters recede, after killing 600, the crisis is exposing just how heavily the world's technology sector leans on a drab industrial zone in a floodplain north of Bangkok.
If certain PCs, hard drives or other electronics are suddenly more expensive or backordered in your city, chances are their production relies on Thai factories recovering from neck-high floods.
The Philippines set up mass burial sites Monday for decomposing bodies of flood victims after a cyclone disaster left an estimated 700 people dead on the southern island of Mindanao.
Officials in the port cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, where sleeping families were swept to sea from coastal slums, said unclaimed cadavers piling up in mortuaries were posing health risks and had to be interred.
More than 200 people have died in torrential rain in southern India over the past five days and nearly a million people have been displaced in the worst downpour in a over a century.
Officials yesterday said 170 had died in Karnataka state and another 37 in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh as incessant showers lashed the region, submerging towns and villages, snapping transport and communications links and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.