Japan sharing technology, know-how to PH construction workers

Japan and Philippine governments on November 23 signed a memorandum of cooperation which will pave way for training of Filipino construction workers by the Japanese side.

The signing of document was conducted during the 1st Philippines-Japan Conference on Construction at Hotel Jen in Pasay City.

The memorandum of cooperation was signed by Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary for Competitiveness and Ease of Doing Business Group (CEODBG) Undersecretary Ruth B. Castelo and Japan Vice Minister Land Infrastructure and Hokkaido Development of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT) Koichi Yoshida.

“This is a mutual commitment between the government of the Philippines and government of Japan to develop the Philippine construction manpower sector,” Castelo told BusinessWorld.

She said that Japan will send experts to train Filipino trainers and workers.

“We are expecting our technology and know-how of Japanese companies can surely contribute to your industry,” Hidejiro Suzuki, Deputy Director General of Japan MLIT.