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» Japan provides Poultry Sheds to Naboro Prison

Embargo: Wednesday, 14th March 2007, 09.00 a.m

The Government of Japan continues to provide development assistance to the rehabilitation programmes of Fiji Prison Services. The Naboro Prison will celebrate the opening of new poultry sheds funded under the Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) programme.

The Ambassador of Japan, H.E. Masashi Namekawa, will officially open the two new poultry sheds at Naboro Prison at 9.00 a.m on Wednesday, 14th March, 2007 in Suva.

The new poultry shed worth US$51,180.00 (approx. F$91,000.00), will be used firstly, to produce chickens at Naboro and secondly, to rehabilitate inmates and prepare them to become successful in life. It is anticipated that this project would encourage community participation in promoting efficient and cost effective rehabilitation programmes designed for the inmates at Naboro.

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, 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.