Ambassador Haneda signs Metro Cebu Project for the Septage Management
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) - Press Release No.59 - 2019
On July 23, Japanese Ambassador Koji Haneda and Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin signed and exchanged notes concerning the grant (with provision of up to 2 billion yen) for the Project for the Septage Management of Metro Cebu Water District.
The project addresses the widespread environmental pollution in Metro Cebu caused by inadequate drainage treatment and illegal dumping of sludge into rivers. The absence of septage treatment is also a major public health concern because of ground water contamination.
Japan’s grant will be used to construct septic tank sludge treatment facility and provide sludge collection vehicles as well as improve the operation system for sludge processing in Metro Cebu Water District. This project is expected to contribute to stable economic development by promoting proper household sludge treatment and improving water and hygienic environmental pollution.