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Yesterday was a day where we saw how a collaborative and collective endeavor between two  countries with historic and deep ties can result in transformational change.
 
No less than newly-designated Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines H. E. Kazuhiko Koshikawa joined our very own Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and Team DOTr in a whistle-stop tour of two Japan-funded and technically supported Railways projects - the MRT-3 and the LRT-2 Extension.
 
While it was a quick ride and tour of the facilities of the two mass transport rail lines, it was nevertheless an immersive experience which the Japanese Ambassador and the Transportation Chief went through, in order to personally see and feel how it is to be a commuter, and also provide the actual direction for the finishing touches of both projects. 
 
Yesterday was another manifestation of the strong partnership between Japan and the Philippines, and this bodes well for our country's future, especially in terms of infrastructure development and economic growth.
 
Domo Arigato Gozaimasu, Japan!
 
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09 January 2021🇵🇭️