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Embassy of Japan to turn over classrooms to South Cotabato

CITY OF KORONADAL — Three (3) units of 2-Classroom School Building (with attached toilets) located at Dumadalig Integrated School (DIS), Tantangan will be turned over by the Embassy of Japan to the provincial government of South Cotabato this coming November 24, Abner Navarro, Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator, confirmed during a coordination meeting held recently.

The school construction project is part of the P4.3 million Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) for South Cotabato under the auspices of J-BIRD or Japan-Bangsamoro Initiatives for Reconstruction and Development.

J-BIRD is designed to contribute to the peace process and development of the Conflict-Affected Areas in Mindanao (CAAM) and the surrounding areas in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

Navarro disclosed that the Embassy entourage will include Hiroyuki Enoki, First Secretary and Labor Attaché, Hiroyuki Kawamoto, First Secretary and Chief Coordinator of Socio-Economic Assistance, International Monitoring Team (IMT), Yosuke Tamabayashi, First Secretary and Member of Socio-Economic Assistance, IMT and Miwa Yamatoya, Second Secretary and Press Officer.

Some national media personalities, Navarro added, will also accompany the Japanese officials during the activity.

Prior to the official turn-over, a short program at will be held at DIS Covered Court at around 10 o’clock in the morning, with expected messages and responses coming from representatives of the Japanese Embassy, Major General Datuk Wira Zamrose Bin Mohd Zair, IMT Head of Mission, provincial government led by Governor Daisy Avance Fuentes, Tantangan Mayor Benjamin Figueroa and DepEd South Cotanato Schools Division OIC-Superintendent Crispin Soliven Jr.

Guests will also tour the classrooms after the formal ribbon cutting ceremony.

After the luncheon at Cinco Ninas here, the Japanese officials will proceed to Maasim, Sarangani for another similar turn-over.

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