Assistance Package for Bangsamoro

Japanese Government

Japan-Bangsamoro Initiatives for Reconstruction
and Development (J-BIRD)

Japan has contributed Mindanao peace and development that input USD 515 mil (PHP 26 bil) of more than 100 projects since 2002.


Support for Normalization Process

● Dispatch an international member (Col Suda) to Independent Decommissioning Body (IDB)
● Assistance for Joint Peace and Security Team (JPST) and IDB
● PHP 200 mil for 10 JPST stations, 23 vehicles and 40 patrol bikes
● Fund to IDB for administration (salary) and COVID-19 measure (PHP 34.5 mil) 
 MILF decommissioned combatants and communities /MILF camp transformation by JICA CDPB project
● Assisting in reintegration of female former-combatants (BIWAB) into communities by UNFPA
 Support for socio-economic program through TESDA
● Bangsamoro Normalization Trust Fund



Support for Transition of BTA

● Assistance for public financial management
● Budgeting and revenue generation
● Cooperation to Intergovernmental Relations Body (IGRB) (to both secretariats)
● BTA Advisers to Chief Minister
● JICA Capacity Development Project for Bangsamoro (CDPB)
● HR development, livelihood and local industry promotion
● Assistance for master plan on urban infrastructure development in Cotabato City
● Sewage, water supply and solid waste management, etc.
● Assistance for formulation of the long-term Bangsamoro Development Plan (BDP)
● JICA training courses and scholarship program in Japan
● Harnessing agribusiness opportunities (HARVEST) with Land Bank PHP 2.2 bil
● Data collection survey on community development in BARMM
● Collaboration with international organizations: UNICEF, FAO, ILO (water), IOM (health facility), UNDP and GCERF (madaris education)


Support for Socio-Economic Infrastructure

● Road network development project
  >> Loan: USD 202 mil (PHP 10 bil) in Parang, Manuangan, Marawi
● Detailed design for urgent improvement for socio-economic infrastructure (Grant: PHP 900mil)
 >> TESDA centers in BARMM (including reconstruction of Marawi center)
 >> Farm to market roads in 5 Provinces and special geographic area (under preparation)
● Equipment for improvement for power distribution
 >> Grant: PHP 385 mil for 6 electric cooperatives
● Mobile clinic and medical equipment for 5 province hospitals
● 5 school buildings and BTA government centers in 63 barangays (under construction)
● Equipment for water supply
 >> Grant: PHP 280 mil and contribution through ILO: PHP 150 mil

● Marawi Reconstruction
 >> Rehabilitation and reconstruction of Marawi city and surrounding areas: PHP 1 bil
 >> Datu Saber elementary school: PHP 1.8 mil
 >> 1,000 core shelters: PHP 500 mil through UN-HABITAT
 >> Japanese construction heavy machineries: 27 large, high-quality Japanese heavy  machineries