Work on 14 projects at EDCA sites to beginPhilippine Marines with the Joint Rapid Reaction Force conduct an amphibious landing utilizing logistical navy ships to seize a scenario-based objective as part of the Balikatan joint exercises in this 2016 photo. MANILA, Philippines — Work is expected to begin soon on 14 US-funded projects at four new sites where American military personnel would be given access under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesman Col. Medel Aguilar said spadework on at least seven of the 14 projects is seen to commence this year. The projects for the first EDCA sites cost $81.95 million. The cost of completing the 14 projects at the four new sites would still have to be determined.
Source: Philippine Star May 26, 2023 03:58 UTC