Four Mindanao Cities to Received Infrastructure Funding by the Japanese Government


The Japanese national government will financed four cities in Mindanao as they will receive infrastructure funding from one of the richest economies in the world. The city government of Cagayan De Oro (CDO), Davao City, General Santos City and Butuan City would be eligible for infrastructure funding by Japan.


Cagayan De Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno confirmed to the media in Mindanao that during the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Davao City last week, the Japanese official promised to extend financial assistance to various infrastructure projects in four Mindanao cities.

Japanese Prime Minister and his wife Akie Abe, personally visited the humble abode of Philippine President Rody Duterte which showcased how the two leaders were intimately connected with each other.

Meanwhile, the Cagayan De Oro City Mayor stated during his announcement that the Japanese government has now adopted a new policy of releasing funds through direct dealings with local governments instead of dealings with the national government.

For the past few years the Japanese government through the Japan International Coordinating Agency (JICA) has been implementing major infrastructure projects in Cagayan De Oro City, the latest JICA project is no other than the multi-billion river dike.


The eight-kilometer flood dike construction project along the stretch of Cagayan De Oro River is still ongoing but it was approved during the incumbency of former CDO Mayor Vicente Emano.

Under the present administration of Pres. Rody Duterte, JICA also expressed an interest in the funding of the first 100-kilometer Mindanao Railway First Phase that would start from Tagum City to Digos city in Davao Region.

The 4,000-kilometer Mindanao Railway System Project would traverse the Davao-Butuan, Cagayan De Oro, and Iligan City route.

Source: PNA Mindanao / MEB


Four Mindanao Cities to Received Infrastructure Funding by the Japanese Government Four Mindanao Cities to Received Infrastructure Funding by the Japanese Government Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 1/25/2017 Rating: 5

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