Project Aid

Master Plan and Pilot System of a National Public Key Infrastructure in the Phil

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(2008-2010 / US$2.3 million) The development of the Master Plan and Pilot System of a National Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) in the Philippines will help strengthen the security and authenticity of electronic transactions in the government. This project with the Department of Trade and Industry and the National Computer Center will establish a Root and Pilot Government Certification Authority to increase public trust and improve the quality of government services to the public.

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KorPhil IT Training Centers

(2003-2005 / US$5 million) The training centers were established with TESDA at Novaliches, Quezon City (main) and Guiguinto, Bulacan (satellite). Combining the best of the Korean and Philippine training systems, the Centers train and produce world class IT workers who can compete for jobs in the local and international markets.

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KorPhil Vocational Training Center

(2003-2005 / US$5 million) This training center in Tibungco, Davao City was established in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to create a systematic and technical training infrastructure in Mindanao. The highly successful training center is made up of seven engineering departments which offer industrial training to agricultural professionals, technicians, and agriculture-based workers.

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Korea-Philippines Friendship Hospital Phases I, II and III

(2001-02/2007-08/2010-12 / US$8.2 million) The 100-bed maternity and children’s hospital in Trece Martirez City was established in 2002 in response to the need for additional medical facilities in Cavite Province.  In 2008, KOICA completed the Phase II project which constructed a new Medical Arts Building and improved existing hospital equipment and facilities.  A Phase III project is currently underway for the construction of a collaborating center dedicated to the attainment of the MDGs and the Philippine National Objectives for Health.

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Seafood Processing Facility in Dagupan City

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(2008-2010 / US$2.2 million) The Seafood Processing Facility is envisioned to upgrade the production and trading of seafood products from Dagupan City such as bangus, tilapia and white shrimp.  The facility is designed to meet international standards on processing various aquatic species, which would help users such as small or backyard fish processors in the export of their products.  The project is being implemented with the Department of Agriculture and the City Government of Dagupan.

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Modern Integrated Rice Milling and Processing Complex (RPC) Phases I and II

(2005-2006/2009-2012 / US$15.3 million) In partnership with the Department of Agriculture and the Provincial Government of Aurora, KOICA constructed an RPC in Baler through a US$2.3 million grant.  Inspired with the project’s success in increasing post-harvest production, KOICA further provided US$13 million for the Phase 2 project which will build four new RPCs in Pangasinan, Iloilo, Bohol and Davao del Sur, beginning 2009.  The RPCs aim to improve the efficiency of rice production and processing system as a means of reducing post-harvest loss, thereby contributing in achieving rice self-sufficiency in the Philippines by 2013.

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ProjectAid Overview

The Project Aid program involves the construction of facilities, provision of equipment, training, and dispatch of experts.  KOICA selects projects on areas where Korea’s expertise and experience can make valuable contributions.  These areas include vocational training, health, infrastructure, agriculture and fisheries and ICT.

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Busuanga (Coron) Airport Development Project

(2006-2008 / US$3 million) This project with the Department of Transportation and Communications upgraded the existing facilities of the Busuanga Airport to cope with the expected increase in air travel demand.  It also enhanced the operational safety of aircraft operation in accordance with international civil aviation standards and recommended practices. The new airport could now accommodate bigger aircraft and has increased its weekly flight operation from 10 to 28 and weekly passenger volume capacity from 300 to 4,200.

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