Japan formalizes assistance to three grassroots projects
December 12, 2018 12:40 pm
Japan’s Ambassador to Fiji Masahiro Omura [Source: fj.emb-japan]
The Japanese government will provide over $560,000 assistance to the Labasa Town Council, Navuakece District School and Visama Village through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Programme.
Japan’s Ambassador to Fiji Masahiro Omura today signed three grant contracts with the respective recipient representatives to formalize their assistance.
The Labasa Town Council will receive over $221,000 for the provision of a nine tonne garbage compactor truck.
The Council has expanded its services for solid waste collection to include the per-urban and informal sectors as well.
Navuakece District School will receive up to $172,000 for the construction of three classrooms as it serves the communities of Waitabolo, Naterumai, Waisere, Savuna and Nasaua.
Currently, the school has 177 students and has turned down many requests from parents wishing to enroll their children into the school due to classroom space issues.
Visama Village Development Committee will receive over $175,000 for the construction of a foot bridge in Visama Village which is located on the outskirts of Nausori Town with a population of about 300 villagers.