» Japan provides a new Ambulance to Rotuma HospitalEmbargo: Friday, 7 July 2006, 11:30am
The Government of Japan has provided a new ambulance worth US$44,132.00(approximately F$72,995.00), to the Rotuma Hospital under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) programme.
The Chargé ď Affaires at the Embassy of Japan, Mr. Kenji Miyata will officially hand over the ambulance to the representatives of Rotuma Hospital at 11:30am on Friday, 7 July at Asco Motors in Nabua.
The provision of the new ambulance is expected to assist the population of approximately 2200 in Rotuma to gain faster access to medical attention, particularly in the event of emergencies.
This project is an indication of Japan’s continual commitment towards contributing to the people of Fiji, principally in the area of health services by improving the living standards and welfare of the people. The assistance from this project was made available through the GGP programme that was designed to address basic human needs such as water supply, health, basic education, vocational training and rural infrastructure, and is inline with Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) policy of promoting development at the grassroots level.
It is positively anticipated that this project will further contribute towards the strengthening of the friendly relations and understanding, between the governments and the peoples of Fiji and Japan.