Japan supports Yemen in different areas [Archives:2005/803/Local News]

January 3 2005

HE. Mr. Yuichi Ishii Ambassador of Japan to Yemen discussed with Governor of Hodeida Mohammad Shamlan a number of matters related to the projects offered by the Japanese Government to Hodeida.

The projects offered by the Japanese Government include that of cleanliness due to be implemented according to special specifications along with many other projects that help lessen the rate of employment.

Shamlan paid a visit along with the Japanese Ambassador to the Information Center recently established to connect all the districts in the governorate and the governmental offices with the computer network.

The Ambassador expressed his pleasure at the project emphasizing the different means of support extended by his government..

Japan has extended a number medical devices related to eye diseases worth of about $ 80,000 to Al-Thawrah General Hospital as a gift to the Government of Yemen.

On the other hand, the Government of Japan has decided to extend a grant aid amounting up to US$ 73,080 (Seventy three thousand and eighty US Dollars) to Hubeish Local Council In Ibb, under the so-called scheme ” Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects”.

The grant is to cover the cost of implementing the second phase of the project for Irrigation of Farmland for the purpose of improving women's income in Hubeish District, Ibb. A protective wall (Gabion) will be built to store sufficient rainwater for watering many kinds of plants, which in turn will allow women time and an access to education.

Mr. Yuichi Ishii and Ahmad Al-Baseer, Chairman of Hubeish Local Council have signed the agreement of this project in Sana'a on Tuesday Dec. 28.

A press release issued on the same day by the Japanese Embassy in Sana'a said the Japanese Government grant aid to the first phase of the project, signed in March this year, was for establishing a network of water pipes for the irrigation of farmland.

Besides, the Japanese Government is due to conduct a study on the Formulation of Water Resources Development & Management Master Plans in two Yemeni governorates. The study will be conducted in cooperation with the National Water Resources Authority and is expected to create additional areas of mutual cooperation between Japan and Yemen in the field of water.