Japan supports Al-Razi General Hospital in Abyan [Archives:2004/715/Local News]

February 26 2004

The Government of Japan has decided to extend a grant aid amounting up to USD 64,557, i.e., approx YR 11,800,000 to Al-Razi General Hospital in Abyan to procure various medical equipment that the hospital needs to extend better services to the citizens of Abyan.
The grant is extended under the Japanese scheme called “Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects”, which aims at supporting 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.
The agreement to this effect is signed today in Sana'a by Dr. Hussein Al-Gifry, General Manager of Al-Razi General Hospital and Mr. Yuichi Ishii, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Yemen.
This project is the firth to be implemented in Yemen under the above-mentioned scheme during this Japanese fiscal year (April 2003-March 2004). As of now, the total amount of those projects amounts up to USD264,725, which includes a grant amounting up to USD79,648 extended to a water supply project in Al-Saeeda District in Abyan Governorate last October.
In the last fiscal year, Japan has extended grants under the scheme amounting up to USD468,398 to implement eight projects in Yemen.