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Japan Provides Funding Assistance for Kiritimati Island in the Republic of Kiribati.
Press Release No: 2 / 2011
Date: Monday, 31st January, 2011
The Government of Japan provides assistance worth US$298,472 to Kiritimati Urban Council, Tennessee Primary School and St. Francis High School on Kiritimati Island through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Programme.
Grant Contracts formalising Japan’s assistance were signed by the First Secretary at the Embassy of Japan, Mr. Takato Maki, on behalf of the Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kiribati, His Excellency, Mr. Yutaka Yoshizawa, and the representatives of the respective projects at 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday 2nd February, 2011 in Kiritimati, Kiribati.
Details of each project are as follows:
1) The Project for Provision of Garbage Truck to Kiritimati Urban Council
2) The Project for Upgrading of Tennessee Primary School
3) The Project for Upgrading of St. Francis High School
Japan’s assistance to these projects indicates its commitment to contribute to the improvement of the living standards and welfare of people in Kiritimati Island 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 health, basic education, water supply, vocational training, sanitary environment and rural infrastructure.
It is hoped that this assistance will help further strengthen the friendly ties between the governments and the people of Kiribati and Japan.