Japan-funded schools in Taiz and Ibb completed [Archives:2005/806/Local News]

January 10 2005

Ceremonies to celebrate the completion of 30 schools built by Japanese Assistance in various areas of Taiz and Ibb Governorates were held today. The Government of Japan provided 11 million US dollars of grant assistance to the Government of Yemen to help achieve MDGS in the field of basic education. By use of this Japanese grant aid, 13 schools have been already built in Taiz Governorate and 17 schools are newly completed in Taiz and Ibb Governorates.

Japan's assistance to Yemen in the field of education is not limited to building schools. It is extended to the field of capacity building for increasing girls' school-enrollment. Taiz Governorate has been chosen as a priority area for this new project.

Mr. Yuichi Ishii, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Yemen, H.E. Mr. Abdulsalam Al-Jawfi, Minister of Education, Mr. Mohammed Al-Haj, Vice Governor of Taiz/Secretary General of the Local Council, Mr. Amin Al-Warafi, Vice Governor of Ibb/Secretary General of the Local Council and other officials attended the ceremonies.