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Clean water, decent work unite communities for peace
Over 2,000 households in five villages benefit from three new water systems built under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project in Balabagan, Lanao del Sur. The project contributed to provide jobs and promote peace in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in the Philippines.
In Balabagan, Lanao del Sur, three new water systems built by 269 workers will benefit over 2,000 households in five barangays. A melting pot of various cultures, Balabagan is home to the Maranaos, settlers, and indigenous peoples who used to buy drinking water for US$ 2 per 200-litre drum.
The ILO and the Government of Japan collaborated under the ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project to provide jobs and to promote peace through improved water supply and sanitation services in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in the Philippines.