THE City Government of Davao has already submitted the endorsement sought by the National Government to push for the waste-to-energy project.

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, in a press conference last Monday, said the City has already submitted the endorsement to the Department of Foreign Affairs.

"From our end, we did not fail to give the documents they need," she said.

She added that they are just waiting for the National Government to signal what to do next.

She said the project is now under the National Government, with the City as identified recipient.

To recall, Duterte-Carpio visited Kitakyushu City in Fukuoka, Japan, last December, and signed the "green sister city agreement" with Kitakyushu, during which Japanese officials also revealed their interest to put up WTE project in Davao.

Based on reports, during the press conference of the two-day Kakao Konek 2017 at SMX convention center, Duterte-Carpio said that President Rodrigo Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, along with representatives from private firm in Japan, have tackled the possibility of putting up WTE facilities in the country.

She said the WTE project in Davao City will continue without the financial participation of the City Government, as the money will come from the private sector of the Philippines and Japan and from the Japanese government.