Noda Hideo, JICA Director for Environmental Management Division I, informed Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia about the survey during a courtesy call at the Capitol last Friday.
Hideo said JICA’s commitment to help Cebu City as a sister-city of Yokohama, Japan is in keeping with the framework of the Metro Cebu Development and Coordination Board (MCDCB) chaired by the governor.
Noda, who came to Cebu with other JICA and Yokohama City officials, stated they already met with Metro Cebu local government units the day prior to discuss the outputs of the survey.
The experts will also hold workshops in January and March to discuss further their strategy to be done in four months.
Metro Cebu is composed of seven cities; Cebu, Mandaue Lapu-lapu, Danao, Talisay, Naga, and Carcar, and six municipalities; Cordova, Consolacion, Liloan, Compostela, Minglanilla, and San Fernando. /Correspondent Carmel Loise Matus