TACLOBAN CITY, (PNA) — The Republic of Korea (ROK) joint support group (Araw Contingent) is looking at donating its heavy equipment that are currently being utilized for training once they culminate their humanitarian mission in Leyte in December.
Kwon Doo Young, chief of public affairs of the Araw Contingent, said that the plan aims to ensure that the training school for heavy equipment operation will continue even after they left.
“The specifics will be decided after discussion. The Korean government will give decision,” he said.
Aside from embarking on rehabilitation activities of various public structures that were destroyed by Yolanda, the Araw Contingent has opened a training for heavy equipment operation held adjacent its base camp in Candahug, Palo in Leyte.
It is open to interested residents of Tacloban City and towns of Palo, Tanauan and Tolosa of Leyte.
The training covers operating a forklift, truck-mounted crane, bulldozer, hydraulic excavator and payloader.
The effort targets to benefit at least 600 recipients by December.
Meanwhile, an agricultural training school will soon open in Palo that is expected to be completed in December.