The government of Japan through its embassy in Manila signed three grant contracts under Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).
Japanese Ambassador Koji Haneda singed the contracts with representatives of recipient local government units for several social development projects in the Philippines on February 27.
The projects include building of 9 units of classrooms (The Project for the Construction of Classrooms for Leuteboro National High School in Socorro, Oriental Mindoro); provision of two operating room lights and two delivery beds (The Project for Provision of Medical Fixtures for Bontoc General Hospital, Mountain Province); and Level II water system (The Project for the Construction of Level II Potable Water System at Brgy. Banawel, Natonin, Mt. Province), the Japanese Embassy said.
“Total grant amount for these contracts is USD 304,308 (approximately 15 million pesos),” the Japanese Embassy said.
“The Government of Japan, as the top ODA donor for the Philippines, launched the GGP in the Philippines in 1989 for the purpose of reducing poverty and helping various communities engaged in grassroots activities. As of present, including these three projects, 533 grassroots projects have been funded by GGP with a total amount of US$ 31,768,643 (approximately 475 million pesos),” it explained.
The Japanese government believes projects under GGP will not only strengthen the friendship between the peoples of Japan and the Philippines but also contribute to further fostering a strategic partnership between Japan and the Philippines toward the future.