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Japan to Provide 5 More Large Patrol Ships to Philippines

Japan to Provide 5 More Large Patrol Ships to Philippines

   Manila, May 17 (Jiji Press)--The Philippine government said Friday it has agreed to procure five more large patrol ships from Japan.
   The procurement of the 97-meter-long ships worth 64.4 billion yen, part of the Japanese government's low-rate yen-loan program, is aimed at enhancing the Philippine Coast Guard's capabilities at a time when China is stepping up its hegemonic moves in the South China Sea.
   Under the program, Japan previously agreed to provide the Southeast Asian country with 10 44-meter-long patrol ships in 2013 and two 97-meter-long vessels in 2016.
   Deliveries of the just announced five ships are expected to take place between 2027 and 2028.
   Last December, the coast guard said it would build a facility in Subic Bay of Luzon Island for use by the procured large patrol ships.

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