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» Japan Approves Republic of Nauru as Recipient of Grant Assistance under GGP Programme

The Government of Japan is pleased to introduce grant assistance to the Republic of Nauru under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Programme. To mark the beginning of this commitment, Government of Japan provides 45 new water tanks, worth US$75,829.00 (approx. AUS$98,000.00), to the Community of Nauru, to assist the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning’s efforts to alleviate the current severe water shortage in Nauru.

The Ambassador of Japan, His Excellency Mr. Masashi Namekawa, and the Minister for Finance and Economic Planning of Nauru, Hon. David Adeang, will sign a grant contract to formalise Japan’s funding at 1.00 p.m. on 29th January, 2007 at the Government Offices, Republic of Nauru.

The New water tanks will help ease the chronic water shortage situation in Nauru which has a population of approximately 7000 people and will help the people of Nauru to access fresh water promptly for drinking and other daily activities.

Japan’s assistance to this project indicates its commitment to contribute to the improvement of the living standards and welfare of people in Nauru 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 and rural infrastructure. It is hoped that this assistance will help further strengthen the friendly ties between the governments and the peoples of Nauru and Japan.