Japan has turned over a power distribution project in Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and nearby areas.
Japan Embassy Minister Makoto Iyori attended the turnover ceremony of the Equipment for Power Distribution Wednesday, August 14.
“The project aims to increase the possible power transmission capacity by approximately 1.4 times while reducing power distribution loss, length of power outages, and other such problems in Bangsamoro Area including Zamboanga and the Sulu archipelago,” the Embassy said.
The project is expected not to stabilize only power supply, but more importantly, result in the improvement of social services for local residents to reap the dividends of peace that come with the progress of the peace process.
“It is our highest hope that this project, along with other continuing gestures of support from Japan, will reinforce and accelerate the full transition of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and lead the Bangsamoro people to a better life they deserve,” the Embassy added.