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January 2015

Nicolas Hulot visits FP-UA sites in Daanbantayan

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Nicolas Hulot and H.E. the French Ambassador together visited Daanbantayan on Sunday the 25th of January 2015. They were welcomed by Mayor Corro, the FP-UA delegation (composed of representatives of Lafarge, Total and the French Chamber of Commerce) as well as representatives of the NGOs Habitat for Humanity and the French and Philippine Red Cross. They all proceeded to the first site located in barangay Agujo which houses have already been completed. There, M. Hulot was given a presentation on the projects of FP-UA. He was particularly impressed with the Hybolic Paraboloid house design used by Habitat for Humanity to build the houses. This design allows for unique houses that can withstand intensity 8 earthquakes and high velocity 275-300 kph winds. This is all the more relevant to Mr. Hulot who, as Special Envoy of the French President for the Protection of the Planet, is concerned about the resilience of…

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