Japanese group donates pump boats to fisherfolks

Japanese group donates pump boats to fisherfolks

By Junex Doronio
May 17, 2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu — In its desire to help the victims of supertyphoon Odette, the Japanese Association in Cebu (JAC) has donated eight motorized pump boats to the fisherfolks of Mactan and Olango islands.

Re-elected Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan on Monday profusely thanked the Japanese group for its benevolence to the fisherfolks who are still reeling from the adverse effects of supertyphoon Odette which hit and devastated this city and the islands of Mactan and Olango on December 16 last year.

“I thanked the Japanese Association in Cebu (JAC) for giving these pump boats to those affected by typhoon Odette, especially for helping poor and less fortunate island fishermen,” Chan said.

Engr. Alex Baring, head of the City Agriculture and Fisheries Office (CAFO), disclosed that six 20-foot long pump boats were donated to the fisherfolks of barangays Caohagan, Pangan-an, and Caubian of Olango island.

He said another 35-foot long pump boat was donated to barangay Pandanon, Getafe town in Bohol and another 35-foot long pump boat to Cordova town, adjacent of Lapu-Lapu City, in Mactan island.

JAC president Kazuhito Matsuda on Monday, May 16, turned over the motorized boats to fishermen representatives from these three local government units, as witnessed by Chan and Japan Consul General Hideki Yamaji.

Baring further said the 20-foot-long pump boats are powered by a brand new 5-horsepower engine while the bigger ones are powered by 16-horse power engines. (ai/mtvn)

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