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Japan Provides Assistance to the Republic of Nauru
Press Release No. : 10 / 2011
Date : Thursday, 10th March, 2011
The Government of Japan provided approx. AUS$1,196,000.00 to the Republic of Nauru to continue assisting in its structural reform efforts in key economic sectors and US$176,418.00 to upgrade water supply system in the Northern and Eastern communities. The funding was sourced from the Government of Japan’s Non Project Grant Aid (NPGA) Program and Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Programme respectively.
Signing of the Exchange of Notes ceremony formalising these assistances was held at the Embassy of Japan’s conference room, Level 2 of Dominion House in Suva at 11.00 a.m. on Friday, 11th March 2011, where the Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Nauru, His Excellency, Mr. Yutaka Yoshizawa signed and exchanged Notes with Nauru’s High Commissioner to the Republic of Fiji, His Excellency, Mr. Jarden Kephas formalising Japan’s assistance under NPGA and GGP respectively.
Details of NPGA and GGP project are as follows:
Japan’s assistance to these projects indicates its commitment to improving the living standards and welfare of people of Nauru and is in line with its Official Development Assistance (ODA) policy of promoting development at the grassroots level. The NPGA is an added milestone in Japan’s ongoing support and cooperation towards the development and prosperity of Nauru whilst 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 these assistances will help further strengthen the friendly ties between the governments and the people of Japan and the Republic of Nauru.