As urban poor people celebrate World Habitat Month,
Urban Poor Alliance (UP All) will organize a forum on the new government flood
control master plan. It will take place on October 9, Tuesday 9:00AM-5:00PM at
the Audio Visual Room of the Social Development Complex, Ateneo De Manila
The flood control master plan will be one of the
most expensive public works of the administration. The Department of Public
Works and Highways (DPWH) identified a total of 735,000 informal settlers who
will be affected by the project.
The forum will be attended by five
groups—government officials headed by the DPWH who will explain the plan and
international aid groups; professionals in housing and urban planning , urban
poor leaders; and NGOs working with the urban poor will ask questions about
the plan and make suggestions.
The forum aims to help people learn from one
another and widen understanding of the problems—social, economic and
political—that are inevitable in a project of such magnitude. It will also seek
meaningful solutions or approaches possible in a win-win context. The meeting
will issue a joint statement.
Date: October 9, 2012 (Tuesday)
Venue: Audio Visual Room of the Social Development Complex, Ateneo De Manila
Urban Poor Associates
25-A Mabuhay Street, Brgy. Central, Q.C.
Tel.: 4264118 / 4264119 / 4267615
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