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» Japan Provides Two Ambulances to Ba Methodist Mission Hospital

The Government of Japan has provided two ambulances, worth US$22,114 under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Programme to Ba Methodist Mission Hospital.

The Charge D’ Affaires at the Embassy, Mr Hiroyuki Orikasa will officially hand over the ambulances to the representatives of Ba Methodist Mission Hospital at 11.00 am on Friday, 20th April at Ba Mission Hospital.

The two ambulances will replace Ba Mission Hospital’s more than 20 year old only ambulance and will provide service to whole of Ba District including major health centres around. It is estimated that this project will assist approximately 175,000 people in the area.

Japan’s assistance to these projects indicates its commitment to contribute to the improvement of the living standards and welfare of people in Fiji Islands 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. It is hoped that this assistance will help further strengthen the friendly ties currently enjoyed by the governments and the peoples of Fiji Islands and Japan.