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» Japan Provides Funds for Grassroots Development Projects

The Government of Japan will provide grant aid funds totalling US$51,275.00 (F$85,300.00) for the construction of a new water supply system in Kadavu and the provision of four (4) service vehicles.

Grant Contracts, formalizing Japan’s assistance, were signed between the representatives of the recipient organisations and H.E. Mr. Kenro Iino, the Ambassador of Japan to Fiji, at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday 24th August 2004 at the Embassy of Japan in Suva. The funds for the projects would be available under the Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP) programme.

Details of the individual projects are as follows:

  1. Vunidawa Hospital
    Grant Amount: US$ 8,219.00 (F$13,700.00)
    Project: Provision of Second Hand Ambulance
  2. Nabouwalu Hospital
    Grant Amount: US$ 8,219.00 (F$13,700.00)
    Project: Provision of Second Hand Ambulance
  3. National Fire Authority
    Grant Amount: US$20,649.00 (F$34,400.00)
    Project: Provision of Second Hand Fire Trucks
  4. Yavitu Village, Kadavu
    Grant Amount: US$14,188.00 (F$23,500.00)
    Project: Construct a new water supply system

Japan's assistance to these projects 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.