Bilateral Relations » Japan's Economic Cooperation between Japan and the Republic of Kiribati » Past Assistance Projects toKiribati » General Grant Aid and Grant AId for Fisheries » Speech
Speech by H. E. Mr. Yutaka Yoshizawa, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kiribati on the Occasion of the Signing and Exchange of Notes for the Project for Expansion of Betio Port in Tarawa, Kiribati
at 10.00 a.m. 29th June 2011, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Office, Tarawa
Ladies and Gentlemen,
At the outset, I wish to express gratitude to the Government of the Republic of Kiribati for the arrangement of today’s occasion and the warm reception extended to me and my colleague this morning.
The funding of pier extension at Betio Port will not only improve port efficiency and its safety aspects but, will also act as a catalyst to boost economic development and investment in the Republic of Kiribati.
In addition to this funding, Japan has been an active development partner of a few major projects in Kiribati that were funded recently through Japan’s General Grant Aid which include, Improvement of Road in South Tarawa, Electric Power Supply in Tarawa Atoll, Project for improvement of Betio port and Upgrading of Water Supply System in Tungaru Central Hospital. Furthermore, Japan has also dispatched volunteers since 2009 to promote and exchange Japanese knowledge and skills.
To conclude, I sincerely hope that this grant aid will serve to further strengthen the cordial relations between the governments and the peoples of Japan and Kiribati.
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