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Press Office - PR#37–2013, March 6, 2013


Japan funds Systematic Waste Disposal

in Sagay, Negros Occidental




Japanese Ambassador Toshinao Urabe congratulates Mr. Leo Rafael M. Cueva, Mayor of Sagay City after signing the grant contract for “The Project for Procurement Compactors and Equipment for Systematic Waste Disposal for Sagay City ” on March 5, 2013 at the Embassy of Japan. The signing was witnessed by Mr. Mayo Antonio M. Cueva, Solid Waste Management Executive Director, Mr. Rodolfo N. Fernandez, Executive Assistant I, Mr. Giovanni P. Balalilhe, City Treasurer, Mr. Teruo Yamazaki, JOCV and Embassy officials.



Japanese Ambassador Toshinao Urabe and Mr. Leo Rafael M. Cueva , Mayor of Sagay City, Negros Occidental, signed the grant contract for The Project for Procurement Compactors and Equipment for Systematic Waste Disposal for Sagay City on 5 March 2013 at the Embassy of Japan. The p roject, amounting to US$ 96,824 (approximately 3.8 million pesos) , is funded through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).


Sagay City has been facing shortage of garbage compactors because most of them had become too old to use. In addition, it is beyond the City's financial capacity to repair old compactors and to procure new ones. Thus, the lack of garbage compactors has resulted to numerous health and environmental problems in the City.


In order to tackle the problem, Sagay City submitted a proposal to the GGP. Mr. Teruo Yamazaki, one of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) dispatched to the city supported formulation of the project proposal and collection of relevant data.


Through the GGP, the city will be funded for a) transportation two (2) garbage compactors from Japan to Sagay City through The Society for Promotion of Japan Diplomacy; b) installation a weight measuring system; and, c) maintenance of two (2) used garbage compactors donated by Toyokawa City in Aichi Prefecture and Ageo City in Saitama Prefecture in Japan. The project will improve the public health and clean environment, benefitting approximately 120,000 residents in the city.




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