Japan helps build Yemen schools [Archives:2002/50/Local News]

December 9 2002

Ibb and Taiz will get 30 new schools for 18,000 students thanks to a development grant from Japan.
The grant, worth US $4.7 million, will be official upon an agreement signed at the Ministry of Planning and Development between between H.E. Ahmed Sofan, Minister of Planning and Development and Yoshiaki Hata, of the Embassy of Japan in Sana’a.
The agreement is part of the Construction of School Facilities of Basic Education in a number of Governorates in the Republic of Yemen.
Since Japan believes that human resources development is one of the main issues in Yemen, it has decided to extend this grant in order to support the efforts of the Yemeni Government in its Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper and recent National Basic Education Strategy.
This agreement is the first tangible cooperation of such size between Yemen and Japan in the field of basic education. It will also play an important role in reducing the high illiteracy rate and increasing the percentage of students in basic education schools.