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Japan Assists Labasa Town Council with New Market Toilet
Press Release No: 44/2009
Date: Thursday, 28th October 2009 – 12.00 p.m.
The Government of Japan continues to provide funding assistance for upgrading of basic sanitary environment around Fiji. People of Labasa witnessed the official handing-over of a new seventeen pan toilet block that also accommodates handicapped people, shower facilities, water tanks and fencing work around the market area on 29th October, 2009. The funding of this major project at Labasa Market is made available through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) programme.
The Second Secretary at the Embassy of Japan, Mr. Yoshihiro Toyomitsu represented the Ambassador of Japan, His Excellency Yutaka Yoshizawa at Labasa Town Council on Thursday, 29th October, 2009, at 12.00 p.m. to officially hand-over the new toilet block, water tanks and fence work that ensured the general public in particular the market vendors access to a sanitised toilet and shower facility in the central Labasa.
The new Public Convenience Facilities at Labasa market funded by the Government of Japan worth US$57,818.00 will replace the old facility that was regarded health hazard for public by the Ministry of Health earlier this year. The new Public Convenience Facility will have 11 toilets and a shower room for females, for people with disabilities there is provision of adequate facilities, and 6 toilets with a shower room and urinal for males. The new facilities will provide convenience to around 133,000 people from Vanualevu who visit Labasa town such as market vendors, drivers and tourists.
Japan’s assistance to this project indicates its commitment to contribute to the improvement of the living standards and welfare of people in Fiji Islands 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 sanitary environment, water supply, health, basic education, vocational training, and rural infrastructure. It is hoped that this assistance will help further strengthen the friendly ties currently enjoyed by the governments and the peoples of Japan and Fiji Islands.
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