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Japan Provides Funds for Education Sector and Community Welfare Projects in Tuvalu

Sept 20, 2004

The Government of Japan has announced the approval of grants totalling US$147,137.00 for the upgrading of the Assemblies of God pre–school in Funafuti and the provision of cargo handling equipment for Nanumaga and Niutao Islands.

Grant Contracts, formalizing Japan’s assistance, were signed between the recipient organisations and the Embassy of Japan on Monday 20th September 2004 in Tuvalu. The funds for the projects will be available under the Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP) programme.

The details of the projects are as follows:

1.) Assemblies of God Pre–School in Funafuti Island
Grant Amount: US$24,905.00
Project: Construction of Double Classroom Facility and provision of two (2) 5,000 litres water tanks

2.) Provision of Cargo Handling Equipment in Nanumaga Island
Grant Amount: US$61,116.00
Project: Provide a brand new Crane Truck for the people of Nanumaga to enable them to transfer cargoes from boat onto the wharf or the beach and vice versa.

3.) Provision of Cargo Handling Equipment in Niutao Island
Grant Amount: US$61,116.00
Project: Provide a brand new Crane Truck for the people of Niutao to enable them to transfer cargoes from boat onto the wharf or the beach and vice versa.

Japan’s assistance to these projects indicates its commitment to contribute to the improvement of the living standards and welfare of people in Tuvalu 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 and rural infrastructure. The Embassy of Japan hopes that this assistance will help further strengthen friendly ties between the governments and the people of Tuvalu and Japan.
 



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