Japan extends aid to Visayas and Mindanao

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Under the provision of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines has doled out emergency vehicles to 11 local government units (LGU) in Visayas and 15 in Mindanao.
Photo credits: The Indian Express

The ceremony and as well as the turn-over of the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP) on was attended by Japanese Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa , December 14, 2016 at the Bahay ng Alumni, University of the Philippines, Quezon City.

Among the high-ranking officials who also attended were Secretary Ismael Sueno of DILG, Chief Superintendent Bobby Baruelo of BFP, and Dr. Vincent Manalo of PAGASA. The guests included mayors from the beneficiary municipalities and 200 fire fighters.

This particular donation would help the insufficient number of emergency vehicles of the BFP, made apparent usually during the typhoon Yolanda in 2013. The Embassy of Japan has already donated 54 units, which cost around US$700,000.

Through these, the BFP is expected to improve their services especially in the area of disaster risk reduction and management. All in all, 3.06 million people in the Visayas and 6.60 in Mindanao will be able to benefit from this projects.


Source: Manila Times

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