The South Korean Military Joint Support Group will leave
Leyte next week, but some of their projects in the
province will continue.
Col. Lee Chul Won, the group’s commander, said they have turned over several equipment and supply to the Philippine government today to support some of their projects.
“There are three projects that will continue even after our contingents leave,” said Lee.
First, is the heavy equipment vocational school that is now underway. Second is an agricultural leadership structure training institution in Sacme village in Tanauan,
Third is the training institution where Korean armed forces will be supporting 50 scholars from poor families.
Last week Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Korean Armed Forces for the Scholar Institution that will kick off next year.
The Araw Forces arrived in
on Dec. 9, 2013 and will leave on Dec 21, 2014 after one year of reconstruction