Japan gov't to help in Marawi restoration

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 12 2018 03:20 PM

The government of Japan has expressed willingness to help in the rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City.

This was revealed by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez during the press conference on the 4th Philippine-Japan High Level Joint Committee on Infrastructure Development and Economic Meeting in Cebu Monday.

Dominguez said the government of Japan will give financial assistance and provide equipment for the restoration of Marawi City.

Japan will also help in the restoration of peace and order in Marawi City.

Japan previously pledged its help in October last year.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the pledges in a joint statement with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte following talks in Tokyo.

Duterte on October 23 announced the end of five months of military operations in Marawi held by Islamic State rebels in a conflict that destroyed much of the city's center and displaced some 300,000 people.