Japanese Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa turned over Solar Electricity Generation System to the Philippine Government in a ceremony held on April 28, 2016 at the Philippine National Police Headquaters in Queson City, Metro Manila for the Japan-funded Project for Introduction of Clean Energy by Solar Electricity Generation System.
The ceremony was also attended by the Secretary of Energy Zenaida Monsada, the Secretary of Interior and Local Government Mel Senen Sarmiento and the Police Director General Ricardo Marquez.
In the project, Japan assisted the installation of solar photovoltaic power generation systems to public buildings in Metro Manila and conducted necessary training to operate and maintain the facilities. Installed system is expected to support the Philippines to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing consumption volume of fossil fuels for thermal power generation in the country and promote the efforts of the Philippine Government to address climate change with the improvement of access to clean energy. At the same time, it is expected that the Japanese efficient environmental technology will be widely recognized by the Philippine government and the people of the Republic of the Philippines thorough this project.
This project is expected to further foster the strategic partnership between the two countries and serve as a model for other disaster-prone areas of the Philippines.