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Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for the Project for Rehabilitation of Fire Station
By H. E. Mr. Masashi Namekawa, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Nauru, 21 September, 2007, Suva
Good Evening and a very warm welcome to you,
It is my pleasure to have your presence tonight in formalizing Japan’s second funding assistance to Nauru through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Programme. On this occasion, the funding is for the rehabilitation of fire station building located in Yaren District.
May I, on behalf of the people and the Government of Japan, take this opportunity to congratulate the new Government of Nauru and the ministers for their success in the recent general election. I wish to assure you that the Government of Japan has been enjoying firm and pleasant ties with Nauru in the past and reaffirms its commitment to strengthen this relationship towards development and prosperity of Nauru.
Well-resourced fire stations prove to better facilitate and expedite fire rescue services during times of emergency and, thus, the people of Nauru will be able to spend their daily lives with less anxiety. Fire stations provide their services not only to stop the fire, but also to save properties and, more importantly, saving precious lives of people. Based on the circumstances, the Government of Japan decided to provide funding assistance for renovation works and expansion of fire station for an effective and efficient response by fire fighters to rescue lives and properties during times of emergency.
This funding assistance is under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Programme that is specifically designed to address basic facilities and I hope your people of Nauru like others in the region will obtain maximum benefit from this programme.
I am confident that this assistance will reaffirm our commitment and contribute to further strengthen the friendly ties between the governments and the peoples of Japan and Nauru.
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