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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

FMGF Japan visits community projects in Legazpi City

LEGAZPI CITY, Feb 3 (PIA) --  The Furusato Minami-Shinshu Green Foundation (FMGF), a non-government organization (NGO) from Iida City of Japan, recently visited Legazpi City as part of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Participatory Local Social Development (PLSD) Exchange Learning Program.

City Mayor Noel E. Rosal said he eight-man team headed by its project manager Oribe Yorinaga and other members of the FMGF made a courtesy call at the office of the city chief executive Monday this week.

Yoringa said the main purpose of their visit is to share knowledge and maintain good relationship with the people in the community. They also came to validate and inspect the projects established by the FMGF in the southern part of barangays Puro, Taysan and Estanza.

 “The purpose of the projects constructed by the FMGF in this city is to develop the whole community of Legazpi to pave the way for the constituents to have their own livelihood activities in order to uplift their daily living condition,” Yoringa noted.

Rosal said the PLSD program materialized seven years ago through the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signed by both cities. The exchange program involves the participation of Non-Government Organization (NGOs) to the programs and projects implemented by the Local Government Unit (LGU).

“For the past years, Legazpi City has been a recipient of the PLSD special projects of IiDA City through JICA’s Official Development Assistance,” Rosal added.

The mayor noted that JICA and FMGF already constructed the Kominkal model multi-purpose building at Taysan resettlement site and is now being used as venue in conducting skills trainings, meetings, planning, educational programs of students and other livelihood activities by the residents of the Taysan Resettlement Site Community Development Association Inc. (TRSCDAI).

The Kominkan model is a social educational program in Japan proven efficient in addressing development problems. It involves sharing of participatory governance with Legazpi City to foster stronger LGU- community collaboration to address poverty incidents in the community.

The FMGF has likewise established another water system at Sitio San Isidro Barangay Puro which is now considered as water resource management model using participatory governance through community management.

Rosal commended the Japanese team for their continuous support o the city administration benefitting the people in the community.

Other department heads, employees and NGO’s in the city have likewise participated to community development studies in Iida City of Japan with FMGF paying all expenses.(MAL/SAA/EPS-CGL/PIA5/Albay)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/2571454489468/fmgf-japan-visits-community-projects-in-legazpi-city#sthash.gMVzqBqK.dpuf

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