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Speech by H. E. Mr. Yutaka Yoshizawa, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Nauru on the Occasion of the Signing and Exchange of Notes for the Non - Project Grant Aid and GGP Projects to the Republic of Nauru
at 11.00 a.m. on 13th March, 2010, Government of Nauru’s Cabinet Board Room.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
At the outset, I wish to take your attention to the fact that Japan, through its NPGA donated 100 million yen yearly for fiscal years 2005, 2006, 2007 and 200 million yen for 2008 to supplement Government of the Republic of Nauru’s ability to purchase fuel whilst availing financial resources in Nauru’s national budget to continue implementing major economic reform programmes.
This year, Government of Japan has pledged more than 1.2 million Australian dollars to ease budgetary pressure on Nauru to import fuel and allow for implementation of economic reform programmes in sectors such as education, health and capital works for poverty alleviation and sustainable economic development.
In addition to NPGA, Japan, through its GGP Program, has also decided to assist Nauru with procurement and installation of solar pumps to new wells recently drilled in the Western Communities, with provision of a 5000 litres water tank, taps and a recycled 10,000 litres water delivery truck to further supplement the two trucks funded by Japan in 2008 making Japan’s past donation to communal water supply in the entire district more meaningful.
I wish to take this opportunity to express my Government’s hope that the Government of the Republic of Nauru will ensure the deposit of the counterpart fund for the previous years as well as for this NPGA so that such fund will be used for further development purposes of Nauru.
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