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Japan Provides Fund for 8 Projects in the Republic of Vanuatu

Press Release No: 06 / 2010

Date: Thursday, 26 February, 2010

 

The Government of Japan provided total funding of US$ 655,437.00 for 8 projects in the Republic of Vanuatu through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) programme.

The Grant Contract, formalizing Japan’s assistance, signed between the recipient organisations and Mr. Yukihiro Tsujimura, the Second Secretary at the Embassy of Japanese, on Friday 26th February 2010 at 10:00am (Water Supply Projects) and 14:00pm (Education Projects) at the Department of Foreign Affairs office in the Republic of Vanuatu.

 

The details of the 8 projects are as follows:

No.

Project Title

VT

US$ up to

1

The Project for Water Supply for Mafelau Area (Epi)

5,640,600

65,611

2

The Project for Water Supply for Ipota Area (Erromango)

6,344,330

73,797

3

The Project for Water Supply for Lavor Area (Malakula)

4,476,080

52,065

4

The Project for Upgrading of Saint Jeanne d’Arc School (Efate)

7,756,845

90,227

5

The Project for Upgrading of Pango Primary School (Efate)

7,756,845

90,227

6

The Project for Upgrading of Tswingbege Primary School (Pentecost)

8,342,845

97,043

7

The Project for Upgrading of Tisman Center Primary School (Malakula)

8,192,845

95,298

8

The Project for Upgrading of Bonkovio School (Epi)

7,837,845

91,169

 

Total

56,348,235

655,437

 

Japan’s assistance to these projects indicates its commitment to contribute to the improvement of the living standards and welfare of people in the Republic of Vanuatu 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, sanitary environment and rural infrastructure. A total of 68 projects valued at 340 Million VT have been funded under this program from 1996 to 2008 in the Republic of Vanuatu.

It is hoped that this assistance will help further strengthen the friendly ties currently enjoyed by the governments and the peoples of Vanuatu and Japan.

 

 

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