Philippines Seeks Japanese Aid for Irrigation Project

An irrigated canal in the Philippines. The Philippines expects to receive about USD114 million from the Japan International Cooperation Agency to finance an irrigation project. Photo by: International Rice Research Institute

The Philippines hopes to get financial support worth some 5.07 billion pesos (USD114 million) from the Japan International Cooperation Agency for an irrigation project

New irrigation facilities will be constructed in the provinces of North Cotabato and Maguindanao under the project. The project forms part of broader, five-year program that also aims to hlep pilot demonstration farms and seed production farms, as well as provide agricultural inputs and post-harvest equipment. It will likewise build potable water supply facilities, school classrooms, village health stations, day care centers and farm-to-market roads, Inquirer.net reports.

The Philippine National Irrigation Administration will spearhead the implementation of the project. 

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