Japan’s assistance to the Philippines has broadened through its joint programs and projects contributing to social and economic development in the country.

The Department of Trade and Industry-Construction Manpower Development Foundation (DTI-CMDF) together with Komatsu Ltd. welcomes the “Lucky 8” trainees of the Technical Intern Training Program during the entrance ceremony held last November 4, 2015 at the Construction Manpower Development Center, Salawag, Dasmariñas City, Cavite.

“I would like to commend Komatsu Ltd. for their continuous efforts in conducting training programs and projects which help propel our country’s dynamic and thriving economy,” said Undersecretary Dr. Prudencio M. Reyes Jr. as he congratulates and welcomes the 8th Batch of the said training program.

“This is my second time to deliver a message for this ceremony and every time there is a new engagement with our Japanese counterparts, I am always reminded of their intention of providing necessary support that would mutually benefit our countries,” he added.

Undersecretary Reyes also highlighted that the said training program of Komatsu Ltd. assisted more Filipinos towards more job opportunities by upgrading their knowledge, skills and competence through proper technology transfer forming basis of economic development in the country.

Meanwhile, Mr.Yoshinori Tono, General Manager of Komatsu H.R.D. Center thanked all the attendees of the program and guarantees that another batch of trainees will be welcome next year for their Technical Intern Training Program mainly to fulfil their task of raising work standards on construction workforce to contribute in generating more jobs and raising incomes for Filipinos.

The said event was attended by Komatsu HRD Center Officials—Mr. Shigeyasu Tateishi, Deputy General Manager; Ms. Kuniko Urano, Executive Office/ General Manager, Human Resources Department; Mr. Raul Ang, President, Maxima Machineries Inc.; CMDF and CMDC Officials. (END)