17 Mar Japan Granted Assistance For 5 More Mindanao Projects
A simple ceremony was held last Monday attended by officials of recipient organization and Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa who inked the contracts for the projects, with Japan granting assistance for the five more grassroots projects in communities in Mindanao. This is in addition to the previous 82 grants it has awarded, continuing its commitment towards bringing peace and stability in the country under J-BIRD or the Japan-Bangsamoro Initiatives for Reconstruction and Development.
Over P20-million fund has been allocated for the projects through GGP or the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects.
The said grant covers the acquisition of equipment and the assembly of postharvest facilities in Barangay Kamasi, Ampatuan, Maguindanao specifically for Lower Riverside Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative that amounts to $94,973.
Awarded to Lanao Intercultural Convergence for Development and Peace, Inc. recipients in Barangay Delabayan, Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte wass the construction of a tractor garage and acquisition of a heavy duty farm tractor equipped with accessories which amounted to $79,659.
Amounting to $101,494 was a two-storey building with six classrooms for Al Azhaire Academy situated in Barangay Poblacion Mother through Al-Amanah Humanitarian and Development Services, Inc.
Barangay Bayugan National Comprehensive High School in Bayugan, Agusan del Sur was awarded with the construction of a three-classroom and a two-classroom shool building that amounts to $102,333 through Philam Foundation, Inc.
And lastly, a one unit five-storey classroom building including toilets and acquisition of school equipments and fixtures was granted to Kalbugan Elementary School in Pagalungun, Maguindanao that amounts to $102,139 through Mindanao Children’s Library Foundation, Inc.
J-BIRD has already supported 87 grassroots projects since its launch in 2006 costing to US$7.67-million as said by Ishikawa during the event.