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US military begins storage facility construction in Philippines

IANS  |  Manila 

The on Tuesday started the construction of a storage facility at a base in the Philippines' province.

The said in a statement that the facility at the is "the first major construction project within the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA)", reports

"The groundbreaking ceremony marks the beginning of construction for a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief storage facility, which will house equipment and supplies critical to responding efficiently and effectively to humanitarian crises in the region," the statement read.

Philippine and US Ambassador to the Sung attended the ceremony.

told reporters that more facilities will be built in the four other military bases under the EDCA.

The is a treaty ally of the US.



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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 18:20 IST