Japan supports cleanliness efforts in Al-Mahra [Archives:2004/753/Front Page]

July 8 2004

The Government of Japan has decided to extend a grant aid of USD 86,894, approximately sixteen million Yemeni riyals, to Al-Mahra Cleaning Fund under the scheme “Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects”. This grant is to cover the costs for the purchase of one sewage tanker truck and two 3 ton trucks to improve sanitary and cleanliness conditions in Al-Ghaidah, capital of the governorate, and to contribute to efforts that aim at making Al-Ghaidah City more beautiful. The agreement to this effect was signed on 6th July in Sana'a by Mr. Habeeb Al-Tameemy, general manager of Al-Mahra Cleaning Fund, and Mr. Yuichi Ishii, ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Yemen.
This is the first project in the Japanese fiscal year 2004 (April 2004 -March 2005) to be implemented under the above-mentioned scheme, which aims at supporting small-scale community-based projects in basic human needs fields. It is worth mentioning that Japan extended financial assistance to the 11 small-scale community-based projects in Yemen, which amounted to about one million US dollars, during the last Japanese fiscal year.