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Speech for the Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for GGP Projects in the Republic of Vanuatu (For Health Project)
By: Mr. Yukihiro Tsujimura, Second Secretary, Embassy of Japan, Monday 21st February 2011
- The Project for Rehabilitation of Endu-Poal Dispensary
Good Afternoon to you all,
On behalf of His Excellency, Mr. Yutaka Yoshizawa, the Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Vanuatu, it is my pleasure to officiate in the Grant Contract signing ceremony for the Endu-Poal Dispensary in Ambrym Island. Today’s ceremony formalizes the project for upgrading of medical infrastructure in the outer islands of Vanuatu under the Grant Assistance for Human Security Projects (GGP) programme.
The Embassy of Japan is honoured to be given the opportunity to provide assistance for upgrading the Dispensary in Ambrym Island. Travelling long distances to access medical facilities such as hospital, Health Centre and Dispensary often prevents people from receiving proper medical treatment in outer islands. I hope this upgrading project will significantly contribute to improve people’s access to medical services in Endu-Poal area.
The funding for this project is in line with Japan’s Official Development Assistance policy of promoting development at the grassroots level. Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Programme, commonly known as GGP, is specifically designed to address basic human needs, which include health, basic education, water supply, vocational training, sanitary environment and rural infrastructure. Japan, since the inception of this programme in 1996 till 2010, has provided funding assistance to 85 projects in Vanuatu.
With this assistance, I am confident that it will further strengthen the close ties between the governments and people of Japan and Vanuatu.
Finally, with these few words, I look forward to the successful completion in the near future and hope that the recipient organisation will make the most of this assistance for the benefit of the people of Vanuatu. In addition, I would like to express gratitude to the management and staff of Ministry of Health and the staff of the Department of Cooperate Service for the kind assistance rendered in the formalisation of this project.
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