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» Japan Provides Funds for Education Sector in Tuvalu

The Government of Japan will provide funds totalling US$457,360.00 (approx. T$807,961.00) for eight (8) projects in the Kingdom of Tonga. The funding will be made available through the Japan's Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) programme.

Grant Contracts formalising Japan's assistance will be signed by the representatives of the respective projects, and Ms. Reiko Konosu, the Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan to Tonga, at 10.00a.m. on 22nd July 2005 at the Central Planning Department in Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga.
Details on the individual projects are as follows:

  1. 'Utulau Village Water Supply - US$68,404.00 (approx. T$120,841.00)
  2. Hoi Village Water Supply - US$65,550.00 (approx. T$115,799.00)
  3. Puke Village Water Supply - US$51,756.00 (approx. T$91,431.00)
  4. Nukuhetulu Village Water Supply - US$52,396.00 (approx. T$92,561.00)
  5. Manuka Village Water Supply - US$62,914.00 (approx. T$111,142.00)
  6. Lomaiviti Village Water Supply - US$42,561.00 (approx. T$75,187.00)
  7. Ta'anga Government Primary School - US$84,797.00 (approx. T$149,800.00)
  8. 'Ofamo'oni Pre - School - US$28,982.00 (approx. T$51,200.00)

Japan's assistance to these projects indicates its commitment to contribute to the improvement of the living standards and welfare of people in Kingdom of Tonga 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 between the governments and the people of Kingdom of Tonga and Japan.