Turnover of Fish Processing Plants for Typhoon Yolanda Affected Areas


Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) - Press Release No. 45 - 2016

Turned over Fish Processing Plant
The Government of Japan turned over fish processing plants to the Government of the Philippines in a ceremony held on August 31, 2016 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. Mr. Koji Otani, First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, attended the ceremony. The turnover ceremony was also attended by Municipal Vice Mayor of Basey Ramon V. Lancanan. In the ceremony, the representatives of the recipient expressed their deepest appreciation.
 The Municipality of Basey has also been provided 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 expected to be further accelerated.
Japan, as the top ODA donor to the Philippines as well as a disaster-prone country itself, has supported the Philippines’ disaster mitigation efforts by sharing its experiences and lessons learned from past natural disasters.  This project, with its policy of “Build Back Better”, 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. 

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