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1.12 Philippines Earthquake Reconstruction

  • 1.12	Philippines Earthquake Reconstruction - US$400 Million project funded by Asian Development Bank and World Bank.

  • Administered by Department of Public Works and Highways, consisting of over 2000 sub-projects.

  • Project involved setting design standards, applying them and monitoring construction of repairs and reconstruction.

  • Roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, public buildings, water supply projects were assigned to six Philippines consultants who were advised by overseas specialists.

  • Three New Zealanders were involved in the project over a two year period, including David Hopkins for 18 months as Programme Technical Specialist with principal responsibilities for buildings.

  • During this assignment, David Hopkins made a number of presentations to the local engineering community to promote good practice in earthquake risk mitigation.


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