The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) today, November 16 received the three of the ten high speed Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB) donated by the Japanese government through Japan International Cooperation (JICA).
The donated RHIBs from Japan were showcased during the last day of the nine-day Rubber Boast Operation Training as part of the 15th Maritime Law Enforcement Exercise held at the PCG Headquarters also conducted today.
PCG said the RHIBs are part of the JPY 600 million Non-Project Grant Aid (NPGA) for the PCG from the Japanese government’s Economic and Social Development Program.
“This project is one of the four (4) other equipment granted to the PCG. Among others were a 14-person capacity 15-meter boat, two (2) 10-12 meter boat and a portable X-ray detector,” PCG added.
“The said NPGA is a result of President Duterte’s request to Ambassador Ishikawa during his courtesy call last July 2016 in the Philippines,” it added.
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