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» Japan Provides Funds for two (2) Projects in the Republic of Vanuatu

The Government of Japan will provide funding of US$161,301.00 for two (2) projects in the Republic of in Vanuatu through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) programme.

The Ambassador of Japan, H.E. Mr. Masashi Namekawa, and the representatives of the recipient organisations will sign grant contracts to formalise Japan’s funding for Vila Central Hospital at 3.00 p.m. on 26th January 2007 at the Deputy Prime Minister’s office, and for Vila East Primary School at 10.30 a.m. on 27th January 2007 at Kamewa English Primary School in Luganville in the Republic of Vanuatu.

The details of the 2 projects are as follows:

No. Project Title VT US$
1 The Project for Provision of Incinerators for Medical Waste at Vila Central Hospital - 89,600
2 The Project for Construction of Classroom Facility for Vila East Primary School 7,405,313 71,701


Japan’s assistance to these projects indicates its commitment to contribute to the improvement of the living standards and welfare of people in the Republic of Vanuatu 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, sanitary environment and rural infrastructure. A total of 46 projects valued at approximately US$1,759,679 have been funded under this program from 1996 to 2005 in the Republic of Vanuatu. 13 projects valued at US$633,676 were funded in the Japanese financial year 2005 whilst 4 projects valued at US$226,949 in the Japanese financial year beginning April 2006.

It is hoped that this assistance will help further strengthen friendly ties between the governments and the peoples of Vanuatu and Japan.