The implementing guidelines, signed by Acting Davao City Vice Mayor Sebastian "Baste" Duterte, on Thursday defined the roles of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO), Task Force Davao, the Public Safety and Security Command Center (PSSCC), and the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) in ensuring the security within the MSZ.
PSSCC, meanwhile, will establish complete closed-circuit television monitoring within the MSZ; impose exemptions to 'no backpack policy' and 'no jacket policy' in consultation with the security cluster and event organizers during events; and to coordinate with the other members of the security cluster and local officials.
The taskforce is also mandated to deploy a "red team" to assess vulnerabilities of the MSZ.
Muscat: Recent research has revealed that the Makran Subduction Zone (MSZ
) is more prone to earthquakes and tsunami hazards than previously thought.
According to Ardito M Kodijat, programme officer for the Jakarta Tsunami Early Warning Centre and Liaison Officer for Disaster Risk Management, "We do not know when, where and how destructive the tsunami would be, but we know the presence of the MSZ
makes it necessary to prepare to reduce the level of losses."
EPO 623 covers 638 [km.sup.2] and includes 60 km of strike along the western subcrop of the MSZ. Largely following data from Union Carbide's previous activities, supplemented by further drilling, Delta Gold selected a project area of 45 [km.sup.2], including the old Selous trial mine, for more detailed immediate study.
Thus, the MSZ is largely unmineable by underground techniques down to about 60 m, unlike the Merensky Reef in South Africa's Bushveld Complex.
BHP then confirmed the economic viability and safety of mining the MSZ, extracting 6,000 t of ore from stopes lying at depths between 100 and 120 m below surface and conducting over 600 m of development on-reef.