Japan gives agricultural grant [Archives:2004/795/Local News]

December 2 2004

The Government of Japan has given a US $6,835 grant to Mouza Agricultural Cooperative Association in Mouza District in Taiz Governorate under the Japanese program called “Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects.”
It aims at supporting small-scale community based projects to be implemented by locals.
The grant will be used to construct an oven for production of local bricks to help the inhabitants of that area generate additional income that can improve their living standard through selling the bricks.
The agreement was signed by Mohammed Abdulla Al-Salahi, Chairman of the association and Yuichi Ishii, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Yemen.
During the current Japanese fiscal year (April 2004 – March 2005), ten projects, including this project, have been so far financed in Yemen amounting up to US $671,845 in total under the above-mentioned Japanese scheme.
The projects are as follows:
1- Improvement of Solid Waste Management in Al-Mahara Governorate.
2- Improvement of Solid Waste Management in Zabeed, Hodaidah Governorate.
3- Improvement of Water Supply in Al-Jaradi District, Mahweet Governorate.
4- Providing Medical Equipment for Mobile Ophthalmologic Clinic.
5- Improvement of Water Supply and Irrigation System in Sana'a Governorate.
6- Providing T.V Equipments for Sana'a Environmental Awareness Center.
7- Construction of Woman's Capacity Development Center in Malajem, Beidha Govt.
8- Providing Medical Equipment for Regional Malaria Control in Hajar, Hadramout.
9- Improvement of Solid Waste Management in Socotra Island.
10- Production of Bricks for Income Generation in Mouza District, Taiz Govt.