On November 19, 2021 (Friday), Japanese Ambassador Koshikawa Kazuhiko (Ambassador-designate of Japan to the Philippines) and his delegates; Consul General Miwa Yoshiaki (Consulate General of Japan in Davao City), Mr. Matsubara Tomohiro (Second Secretary for Economic Section of the Japanese Embassy), Mr. Azukizawa Eigo (Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) were met by Davao City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Team headed by Engr. Marivic L. Reyes (Acting Department Head), together with Engr. Lakandiwa R. Orcullo (IEC Unit Head), Engr. Felinee Cabrera (Sanitary Landfill In-Charge) and Engr. Peter Jules Ayuno (Asst. Sanitary Landfill In-Charge).
During the visit, Ambassador Koshikawa and his delegates, observed the condition of the City’s Sanitary Landfill. The Ambassador was particularly interested on the present solid waste generation, as well as the City’s future plans for Landfill expansion and construction.
In summary, discussions during the visit were focused on the following:
1. The successful implementation of Waste-to-Energy in Japan.
2. The possibility of additional Japanese Government funding for the Davao City proposed WtE construction.