Bohol gets Japanese grant for rainwater catchment project 

THE JAPANESE government is providing a P10-million grant to Bohol for a rainwater harvesting project in remote parts of the island province, according to its embassy in Manila.  

On Monday, Ambassador Koshikawa Kazuhiko signed a grant contract for the construction of rainwater tanks to help provide clean water supply in rural communities. 

With few large rivers in the rural areas of Bohol, residents struggle daily to access safe water,the embassy said. 

An educational campaign on sanitation will also be provided to prevent infectious diseases in the province.  

This project aims to improve the health and sanitation conditions of the locals in the rural areas of Bohol by constructing water supply systems that reuse rainwater, establishing a management network for it, and providing hygiene education, the embassy said.   

The donation will be given to a Japanese non-government organization under the Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects.  

The assistance program that started in 2002 has so far covered 58 projects in the Philippines with total funding of P645.6 million. Alyssa Nicole O. Tan