Dis­as­ter re­lief fa­cil­ity to be built un­der PHL-US EDCA

Business World - - THE NATION - — Minde Nyl R. dela Cruz

DE­FENSE SEC­RE­TARY Delfin N. Loren­zana and US Am­bas­sador Sung Y. Kim on Tues­day, April 17, led the ground­break­ing for the con­struc­tion of a Hu­man­i­tar­ian As­sis­tance and Dis­as­ter Re­lief ware­house in Basa Air­base, Pam­panga. Mr. Kim said the fa­cil­ity, a project un­der the En­hanced De­fense Co­op­er­a­tion Agree­ment (EDCA), is a “good byprod­uct of what we meant to, strength­en­ing of ( the US and the Philip­pines’) al­liance.” Mr. Loren­zana said the fa­cil­ity “will be un­der ( the Philip­pine gov­ern­ment’s) con­trol but when Amer­i­cans are here, they will have free use of those fa­cil­i­ties.”

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