Japan lent a helping hand to war-torn Marawi on Tuesday, May 15.

It provided the Philippines with a P970 million grant for restoration efforts.

Last year, ISIS-inspired terrorists besieged the city for five months before the Philippine military took it back.

The Department of Finance tweeted, “the total assistance from the government of Japan for Marawi’s relief and rehabilitation is estimated at 36 million US dollars.”

This is the fourth such grant Japan has supplied the battle-plagued city.

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the money provided by Japan would not be wasted.

The money will be used to assist with infrastructure, especially rebuilding roads in hard-hit communities, the Philippine Star reported.

Japan’s ambassador to the Philippines, Koji Haneda, emphasized Japan’s commitment to the Philippines.

He said together, the countries would rebuild Marawi from the ground up according to ASEAN Breaking News.