Defense Secretary and National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Chairman Delfin N. Lorenzana led Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony of the P77 million Government Command and Control Center (GCCC) at Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro City.

The Regional Command and Control Center will be three storeys and will feature state-of-the-art operational center and situational analysis and communication virtual room, and conference room. The project is funded under the General Appropriation Act (GAA) 2019.

image by TV Patrol Northern Mindanao

The facility’s main purpose is to effectively coordinate disaster preparedness and response measures and monitor disasters that will occur in Northern Mindanao, as well as control equipment and manpower sources that will be deployed during calamities.

Also present during the event were Office of Civil Defense Regional Director and Chairperson of RDRRMC Northern Mindanao, Dir. Rosauro Arnel Q. Gonzales, Jr., Department of the Interior and Local Government Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe and representatives of other government agencies.

all photos by OCD-10

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