Japan extends support in water services [Archives:2004/767/Local News]

August 26 2004

Under the Japanese scheme called “Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects”, the Government of Japan has decided to extend a new grant amounting up to USD50,000 to improve water supply systems in five rural villages in Sana'a Governorate.
The project aims at constructing new reservoirs in some of the villages and expanding and repairing existing water tanks in the rest. Inhabitants of those villages will have better water systems that will be able to meet their requirements.
The agreement for this project was signed on Monday, 23rd Aug., in Sana'a between Mr. Abdulwahed Al- Bukhaiti, Governor of Sana'a Governorate and Mr. Hisatsugu Shimizu, Charge d Affaires of the Embassy of Japanese.
During the current Japanese fiscal year, (April 2004-March 2005), five projects have been so far financed in Yemen, amounting up to USD 388,600 in total, as part of the above-mentioned scheme. The scheme aims to support small-scale community-based projects in Basic Human Needs fields, such as primary health care, basic education and public welfare in developing countries, including Yemen.