The Japanese government is offering its technical expertise to the city government of Davao particularly in the field of traffic management through the Smart JAMP (Smart City Japan ASEAN Mutual Partnership).
This was discussed during the meeting between Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Japan Ambassador to the Philippines Koshikawa Kazuhiko at the City Hall on November 19, 2021.
“We have another project with Japan government as well kining SMART JAMP, this is the assessment and planning for traffic management in Davao City apil na ang mga atoang street lights,” Mayor Sara said.
The city government of Davao posted that also discussed during the meeting was the Capacity Building Project for Davao City or the IM4Davao (Infrastructure Modernization for Davao), its components on Flood Control, and the Sewerage and Septage Masterplan.
Before the meeting, the Japanese delegation visited the city’s sanitary landfill and noted the importance of the establishment of a Waste to Energy (WTE) facility in the city.
Mayor Sara thanked the Japanese delegation for the technical support provided by the Japanese Government for the implementation of the WTE project of Davao City, which is still pending at the Senate.
The Japanese government also assisted in the implementation of the Davao Bypass project through visa assistance, road right of way conferences, and vaccination of project workers.
The meeting was attended by City Administrator Atty. Zuleika T. Lopez, Second Secretary for Economic Section of the Japanese Embassy Matsubara Tomohiro, and Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Azukizawa Eigo.