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» Japan Provides Aid to Two (2) Organisations in the Republic of Vanuatu

Embargo: Monday, 12 July 2006, 11:30am

The Government of Japan continues to provide development assistance to the health sector, which benefits the citizens of the Republic of Vanuatu. A health centre and a training centre will celebrate the opening of new facilities that were funded under the Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) programme.

The Second Secretary, Mr. Hiroshi Watanabe, will represent the Japanese Government at each venue to officially commemorate the opening of the facilities.

Details of each project and their opening ceremony schedules are as follows:

1. The Project for Rehabilitation of Vaemali Health Centre

This project was funded through a GGP grant of US$88,557.00 to cover the materials and construction costs for the main block building, nurses and office block, doctors house building, engine room and shed building. This project is expected to ease the difficulties the people of the Republic of Vanuatu face in having access to medical attention.

The opening ceremony will be held at Vaemali Health Centre on Monday, 10th July 2006 at 09:30am.

2. The Project for Construction for Nutrition Training Facility at Port Vila

This Project was funded under the GGP grant of US$36,393.00 to cover the material and construction costs for the office space with storage and doors, windows, ceiling and paints as well as the provision of new kitchen appliances for the students and teachers to accommodate for a better learning environment. This project is expected to provide knowledge to the students on the nutritious values in the daily life of individuals for a healthy lifestyle.

The opening ceremony will be held at the Wan Smolbag Theatre on Wednesday, 12th July 2006 at 3:00 p.m.

The long term objective of these projects is to ensure that the training facility and health centre provide quality education and improved health and living standards respectively to the people of the Republic of Vanuatu.

Japan’s assistance to these projects is in line with Japan’s commitment made at the PALM Summit in Japan in May 2006 and its Official Development Assistance (ODA) policy of prioritising projects that contribute to the improvement of the living standards and welfare of the people in the Republic of Vanuatu. It is hoped that this assistance will help further strengthen the friendly ties between the governments and the peoples of the Republic of Vanuatu and Japan.