Press Release

Cooperation on Construction and O&M (Operation and Maintenance) of Road Tunnels and Related Facilities between Japan and the Philippines
~Strengthening Cooperation in the Tunnel sector as the Groundbreaking of Davao Tunnel~


      On November 24, Tetsuo Saito, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan(MLIT), signed up the Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with Roger G. Mercado, Acting Secretaryof Public Works and Highways of the Republic of the Philippines (DPWH).
      We confirmed we will further strengthen cooperation in the tunnel sector by sharing technologies for Japanese expressway O&M and holding business workshops.

<Cooperation Profile>
   (1) Date and time: 24 November 2021
   (2) Signers: Tetsuo Saito, Minister of MLIT
                    Roger G. Mercado, Acting Secretary of DPWH
   (3) Witness: Mikio Yoshioka, Vice-Minister for Engineering Affairs of MLIT
                    Emil K.Sadain, Undersecretary for UPMO Operations of DPWH
                    Yasushi Yamamoto, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission of Embassy of Japan in the Philippines
                    Leah Victoria C. Rodriguez, Minister and Consul, Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Tokyo
   (4) Outline of the MOC
         ● Cooperation from the Japanese side
             Promotion of technical cooperation in tunnels, especially in the field of O&M, and sharing of management skills in case of disaster.
         ● Cooperation from the Philippines side
             Support for business activities of Japanese expressway companies and organization of workshops
         ● Addressed by both countries
             Strengthen bilateral cooperation in the sector of tunnel O&M, study and prepare a plan for holding workshops.
                          Minister Saito signed up the MOC                        Acting Secretary Mercado signed up the MOC

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