Turnover Ceremony of a Japan funded Two-Storey “Piloti” type Processing Plant for Typhoon Yolanda Affected Areas

Japan Information and Culture Cente (JICC) - Press Release No. 51 - 2016

Inauguration of the Processing

Plant Keynote Speech by First Secretary Terada

The 2-storey “Piloti” type Processing Plant

With fisher-folks

Embassy of Japan’s First Secretary Kenji Terada, together with JICA Headquarters’ Sectional Representative Atsutoshi Hirabayashi, JICA Philippines Office’s Sectional Representative Yoshiyuki Ueno, Department of Agriculture Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources’s Regional Director Juan Albaladejo, Department of Science and Technology’s Regional Director Edgardo Esperancilla, and around 50 fisher-folks from  Barangay Sta. Cruz, led the turnover ceremony of the 2-Storey “Piloti” type Processing Plant  under the Quick Impact Project for Typhoon Yolanda Affected Areas, in the Municipality of Tanauan, Leyte Province on September 28, 2016.  This project is funded through the Japan Official Development Assistance program.

The facility is constructed of reinforced concrete in a two-story “piloti” type architecture. Pilotis or piers are ground supporting columns that raise a building above ground level. This piloti feature will be useful and prevent damage during storm surges. The facility will enhance the quality of life of Tanauan fisher-folks, reduce their losses and give added value to the processed seafood products.

The Grass-root Technical Cooperation Project on “Development of mariculture and processed products using Oku-Matsushima techniques in typhoon Yolanda affected areas” will complement this project and provide technology development in aquaculture, processing, marketing and capacity building.  Though these projects, we look forward to seeing a pilot site of good quality seafood products, and hope this endeavor will expand all over the Philippines.

[Related Link]
Ministry of Foreign Affairs | Typhoon Damage in the Central Philippines
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/page24e_000012.html