From Italy, with love – Italian embassy turns over P84M post-Yolanda livelihood projects
Seems like Italy indeed trusts and loves our countrymen, with recent help for disaster stricken communities.
The Italian Embassy in the Philippines provided some P84 million worth of post-Typhoon Yolanda rehabilitation and reconstruction projects funded by the Italian government to its beneficiaries, GMA News reported.
Ambassador Massimo Roscigno personally gave the projects to Tanauan, Northern Leyte Mayor Pel Tecson and Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr., said in a statement from the Italian embassy on Tuesday, July 19.
In Iloilo, the project targets the northern cities of San Dionisio, Conception, Estancia, Carles, and Balad, which were all devastated when super typhoon Yolanda struck in November 2013.
The project aims to improve the productivity of 1,500 small fishermen and farmers through the donation to farmers’ organizations and local cooperatives of training in their use, agricultural equipment, and training modules on crop production and marketing.
In Tanauan, 35 new equipment to 20 farmer cooperatives, disaster-resilient houses, new mechanized, and a newly constructed evacuation complex made of four buildings and rescue place of at least 600 persons in times of emergency situations were provided by the embassy.
Some 1,000 farming and fishery equipment to the towns of Tanauan and Guiuan for their means of support.