Japan supports clean up efforts in Zabeed [Archives:2004/769/Local News]

September 2 2004

The Government of Japan has decided to extend a grant aid amounting up to US$651,154 to Zabeed Cleaning Fund to purchase three trucks, three motorcycles and telecommunication units. A press release by Japanese embassy on 31st August mentions, ” The grant, which is extended under the Japanese scheme of “Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects” comes as support to the clean up efforts that aim at providing better and healthier environment to the citizens of Zabeed and contributes to the promotion of tourism in that historic city designated by UNESCO as World Heritage.
The agreement to this effect is signed today in Sana'a by Mr. Abdullah Al-Madhwahi, Chairperson of Zabeed Local Council and Chairman of Zabeed Cleaning Fund, and Mr. Yuichi Ishii, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Yemen.
During the current Japanese fiscal year, (April 2004-March 2005), six projects have been so far financed in Yemen amounting up to US$453,745 in total, under the above mentioned Japanese scheme. The scheme 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.