TURNOVER CEREMONY OF HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND DISASTER RELIEF (HA/DR) EQUIPMENT TO THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE (PNP)
On 04 October 2021, Ambassador KOSHIKAWA Kazuhiko joined Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary for Peace and Order Bernardo C. Florece, Jr., Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief P. Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar and other distinguished guests at a ceremonial turnover of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HA/DR) equipment at the PNP Headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City.
Funded by the Government of Japan (GOJ) under the “Economic and Social Development Programme” worth JPY 2.5 billion, which was signed on 13 November 2017, the package includes equipment, such as rescue vehicles, water purifiers as well as search and rescue equipment. They are expected to contribute to saving more lives and reducing the cost and recovery time in the case of disasters.
Japan and the Philippines are both vulnerable to natural disasters, such as earthquakes and typhoons, due to their climate, geography, and topography. As the top ODA bilateral donor of the Philippines, Japan will continue to support the Philippines in its HA/DR efforts in the evolving threat of natural disasters.