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» Japan Provides Funding Assistance for Water Project at Delaitoga Village

Embargo: Friday, 26th September 2008, 10.30a.m.

The Government of Japan is pleased to introduce financial assistance for water supply Projects schemes in Fiji under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Programme. The people of Delaitoga village in Naitasiri celebrated the handing-over ceremony for provision of a complete water supply facility including construction of water catchments, tanks, pipe works and installation of electric pump, worth US$57,596.00 (approx. FJ$94,747), that was funded under the Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) programme.

The Second Secretary at the Embassy of Japan, Mr. Yukihiro Tsujimura was present at the Delaitoga village in Naitasiri on Friday, 26th September, 2008 at 10.30 a.m. and officially handed-over the new water facilities that marked the beginning of a new era in the lives of the people of Delaitoga village.

The New water supply facility will ensure regular supply of tap water for daily use for all villagers and, bring development and improve the lives of everyone at Delaitoga village which has a population of approximately 400 people.

Japan’s assistance to this project indicates its commitment to contribute to the improvement of the living standards and welfare of people in Fiji 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 people of Fiji and Japan.