Bilateral Relations »Japan's Economic Cooperation between Japan and the Republic of Nauru » Past Assistance Projects to Nauru » Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP)» Press Release
Japan Offers Assistance to Meneng Community in the Republic of Nauru
Friday, 29th February 2008, 7.00 a.m.
- The Project for Rehabilitation of Water Supply System for the Meneng Community
The Government of Japan provides assistance worth US$85,415.00 (approx. AUS$89,996.00), to the Community of Meneng district in its effort to alleviate the problem of water shortage. The funding will be granted from the Government of Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Programme.
The Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Nauru, His Excellency Masashi Namekawa, and the Minister for Finance and Economic Planning of the Government of the Republic of Nauru, Honourable Dr Kieren Keke, signed a grant contract on 29th February, 2008 at the Government of Nauru’s Cabinet board room to formalise Japan’s funding for this project in the Republic of Nauru.
The Meneng district has a ground water well which used to supply water for various utilities. The new water supply facility provided by the Government of Japan is envisaged to restore the old water tanks, pump and pipes and, thereby, revitalize the current decrepit water supply system. The new water supply system will ensure that communities have easy access to water for their daily use.
Japan’s assistance to this project indicates its commitment to improving the living standards and welfare of people in Nauru and is in line with its Official Development Assistance (ODA) policy of promoting development at the grassroots level. The GGP programme is specifically designed to address basic human needs, which include water supply, health, basic education, vocational training and rural infrastructure. It is hoped that this assistance will help further strengthen the friendly ties between the governments and the peoples of Japan and the Republic of Nauru.
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