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» Japan Funds for 3 Projects

The Government of Japan will provide grant aid funds totalling US$165,933 (approx. F$277,000) for the flood rehabilitation of Navua Hospital and the upgrading of facilities for 2 rural schools.

The new garbage compactor truck, provided under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) programme, will enhance the Council’s environmental health services to the citizens of Suva. As a result of Suva’s increasing population and the much anticipated construction of the new Naboro Landfill, which are expected to increase the workload of the Council’s services, the Council approached the Embassy of Japan early in 2003 for assistance to procure a garbage truck to add to their current fleet of 6 garbage trucks.

Grant Contracts formalizing Japan's assistance will be signed by Dr. Lepani Waqatakirewa, Chief Executive Officer for Ministry of Health, and school representatives, for the respective projects, and H.E.Mr. Kenro Iino, the Ambassador of Japan to Fiji, at 10:30am on Tuesday 6th July 2004 at the Embassy of Japan in Suva.
The funds will be made available under Japan's Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP) programme.

Details on the individual projects are:

  1. Flood Rehabilitation of Navua Hospital-US$90,827(approx. F$150,000) The Navua Hospital will receive medical equipment to replace equipment destroyed by the flood in April this year.
  2. Upgrading of Saraswati Primary School-US$27,802(approx. F$47,000) The funds will contribute to the construction of a 2-classroom building.
  3. Upgrading of Chauhan Memorial School-US$47,304(approx. F$80,000) The funds will contribute to the construction of a 4-classroom building.

Japan's GGP programme has its priority areas of funding such as education, human welfare, basic health care, and environment conservation.