USAID, City Gov’t inaugurate Training Center
TACLOBAN CITY – Livelihood Trainings in this City will now be held in a spacious and disaster resilient structure, this after a US Government-funded project was turned over to the local government on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.
United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Y. Kim graced the inauguration of the new Tacloban City Training Center built with assistance from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of their Typhoon Haiyan Program in Tacloban.
Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez led City Government officials in extending the local government’s gratitude for the 10-Million worth climate-resilient building which will house an evacuation and livelihood training center.
In her message the Chief Executive said that building is a boost to the rehabilitation initiatives of the City Government which includes providing sustainable livelihood opportunities to Taclobanons and disaster resiliency.
She likewise lauded USAID for the worthy partnership with the local government on a number of projects which include among others disaster preparedness, rehabilitation and construction of educational facilities.
Meantime, Ambassador Kim highlighted the initiatives of USAID after Super Typhoon Haiyan which included among others construction of 310 classrooms, the provision of livelihood activities which include 1,000 sari-sari stores and the construction of 12 health facilities as part $143 Million assistance to typhoon devastated communities. He then assured the City Government of support for its ongoing rehabilitation efforts .
RTRMF President Juliet Romualdez also attended the event on behalf of Leyte 1st District Representative Yedda K. Romualdez, who facilitated the project for the City. – HENRY JAMES G. ROCA/CIO