The Embassy of Japan turned over fish processing plants to the Government of the Philippines in the Municipality of Basey, Samar for the Japan-funded Quick Impact Projects under the Urgent Development Study on the Project on Rehabilitation and Recovery from Typhoon Yolanda.
Koji Otani, First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, attended the ceremony on August 31. Also in attendance was Municipal Vice Mayor of Basey Ramon Lancanan, who expressed deepest appreciation for the magnanimity of the Japanese government.
The Municipality of Basey also received submergible fish cages, one of disaster resilient technologies developed in Japan, under the same project.
With the synergy effect of two donated facilities, rehabilitation and reconstruction of livelihood from Typhoon Yolanda is deemed to be faster.
Japan, as well as a disaster-prone country itself and as the top ODA donor to the Philippines, has supported the country’s disaster mitigation efforts by sharing its experiences and lessons learned from past natural disasters.
With its policy of “Build Back Better,” this project is expected to further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries and serve as model for other disaster-prone areas in the Philippines.