Japan offers grants for two projects [Archives:2005/879/Business & Economy]

September 22 2005

The Japanese government is offering two grants to Shibam Fund in the governorate of Hadramout and the Technical Institute for Vocational Training in Seyoun. The two grants are $ 109 thousand worth. The grants are part of the program of Grants offered to human security projects aimed at supporting small enterprises in the developing countries.

The embassy of Japan in Yemen says the Shibam fund would use the $ 75.645 thousand worth aid to buy four trucks for colleting garbage and two motorcycles to be used in supervising works of cleanliness in the city of Shibam in Hadramout governorate. The second $33.363 worth grant would be allocated for buying equipment necessary for the technical institute for vocational training in the city of Seyoun in order to support the institute in training its students.

The embassy clarified that the two grants would be given n line with two agreements signed in Sana'a by both Tariq Talib Dhahoum, director of the local council in the city of Shibam and Mahboub Faraj director of the Technical Institute for Vocational Training in Seyoun and for the Japanese government its ambassador to Yemen.