Japanese Grant to Al-Kuwait University Hospital [Archives:1999/25/Local News]
A delivery ceremony was held on Tuesday, June 15 to deliver a CT-scan unit to the Al-Kuwait University Hospital in Sana’a. The machine is worth 500,000,000 Japanese yen, and was procured under a Japanese Debt Relief Grant Aid extended to the government of the Republic of Yemen in 1996.
This delivery ceremony was attended by Mr.. Ahmed Mohammed Sofan, Minister of Planning and Development, Mr. Mohammed Al-Batani, Minister of Insurance and Social Affairs, Dr. Abdulla Abdul-Wali Nasher, Minister of Public Health, Dr. Abdul-Aziz Al-Magaleh, Rector of Sana’a University and Mr. Kenjiro Mori, Charge de Affairs, Embassy of Japan in Sana’a.
It is worth noting that the Government of Japan extends Debt Relief Grant Aid to the Government of the Republic of Yemen based on the resolution made by the Trade & Development Board (TDB) of the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development (UNCTAD), in order to adopt debt relief measures for countries which have been facing serious difficulties in repaying their debts.
The Government of the Republic of Yemen will make the best use of these grants for the purchase of products that contribute to the development of Yemen’s economy and the enhancement of the welfare of its people.
Since 1979, when Yemen started to repay its yen loans which had financed the rural water supply projects, the Project for the Construction of Ras Katneeb Power Station and the Project for the Construction of the 7th Berth of Hodeidah Port, Japan has been providing the Republic of Yemen with grants in amounts equal to the total interest and principal repaid. The total amount of these grants has reached 11,187,142,000 Japanese yen, and the loan repayments have been extended 27 times.