Japanese Ambassador Koji Haneda has turned over twenty-seven (27) sets of brand new heavy equipment from the government of Japan to Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea representing the Office of the President and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar, Vice-Chairman of the Task Force Bangon Marawi, for use in the government’s rehabilitation program of Marawi City, DPWH said.
Among the donated equipment are 7 hydraulic excavators, 3 bulldozers, 3 wheel loaders, 2 motor graders, and 12 dump trucks.
“The grant in the form of construction machineries to be used for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of heavily damaged Marawi City is part of the Philippine-Japan Economic and Social Development Program,” DPWH said. “The donated equipment is a symbol of Japan’s strong commitment for the rebuilding of the greater Marawi area and demonstrate the robust bond between Philippines and Japan.”
Moreover, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines handed over 26 Mitsubishi utility vehicles.
“Aside from the construction machineries, the Government of Japan provided grant for the United Nations Habitat Program,” DPWH said.
DPWH said Japan had earlier extended financial assistance to the Philippine Government through the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for the widening of 24.61 kilometers Plaridel By-Pass Road in the Province of Bulacan.