Japan donates 27 sets of brand new heavy equipment for Marawi

Japan donates 27 sets of brand new heavy equipment for Marawi

The Japanese government does it again.

Since the start of the Duterte administration, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and our very own President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has made the relationship of both countries in a much higher of understanding and cooperation than before.

They have doubt it as the “Golden Age” of Philippine-Japan relations. And by the things that Jaoan has done or doing for the Philippines, indeed it looks that way just like this recent act of generosity. *

Philippine and Japanese officials during the turnover ceremony of the 27 sets of brand new heavy equipment for the Marawi rehab (photo credit PNA)

The Japanese government just donated twenty seven (27) sets of of brand new heavy equipment for the rehabilitation program of Marawi City, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and DPWH Secretary and Vice Chairman of the Task Force Bangon Marawi Mark Villar formally received the equipment from Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda in Marawi City.

The donation comprises of seven hydraulic excavators, three bulldozers, three wheel loaders, two motor graders, and 12 dump trucks.

This is a testament to Japan’s strong commitment for the rebuilding of the greater Marawi area and demonstrate the robust bond between the two allied nations.

The turnover ceremony which was held in Marawi City was also attended by Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno, Embassy of Japan Economic Affairs Ministers Makoto Iyori, DPWH Undersecretry Emil K. Sadain, Department of National Defense (DND) Undersecretary Cesar Yano, Lanao del Sur Vice Governor Mamintal Alonto Adiong Jr., Marawi City Mayor Majul U. Gandamra, DPWH Region 10 Director Virgilio Eduarte, DPWH Project Director Madsmo Hasim and DPWH Bureau of Equipment Director Noel Ilao.

Also the Japanese government thru its Mitsubishi Motors Philippines thru its President and CEO Mitsuhiro Oshikiri donated a total of 26 Mitsubishi utility vehicles to the Task Force Bangon Marawi thru Executive Secretary Medialdea and Assistant Sectetary Felix Castro of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC).   *

Aside frim the much needed construction materials, the Japanese government also provided grant for the United Nations Habitat Program. It was also reported that Japan also had extended financial assistance to the country through the DPWH for the widening of 24.61 kilometers Plaridel By-Pass Road in Bulacan.

The loan amounting 9.399 billion Japanese yen (around PHP4.6 billion) for the Arterial Road ByPass Project, Phase III was signed last Feb. 28 by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez and Japan International Cooperation Agency chief representative Susumu Ito.

 Report from PNA

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