Japanese supports to Yemen [Archives:2005/897/Local News]

November 24 2005

In recognition to the medical services extended by Al- Shortah Hospital to a dense population in San`sana'a, the Government of Japan has decided to extend to Al -Shortah Hospital a grant aid amounting up to US $75,442 under the scheme called ” Grant Assistance for Grass – roots Human Security Projects”, which aims at supporting small scale community – based projects in basic Human heeds fields, such as primary health care , baic education and public welfare in developing countries.

With this grant, Al- Shortah Hospital will procure a number of medical equipment necessary for further improvement of the medical services to the people.

Mr. Hisatsugu Shimizu, Charge de Affaire ad interim of the Embassy of Janan in the Republic of Yemen, signs today the agreement to this effect in Sana'a with Mr. Hamoud Al Qudaimi, General Manager of Al -Shortah Hospital.

During this Japanese fiscal year (April2005 – March2006) , the number of the projects funded by the Government of Japan under this scheme has reached 14 projects in tatal up to 1.38 million dollar, including the above project. It is noteworthy that the Japanese Government under the scheme financed.

Another grant from the Japanese embassy was for a sports project. A Grant Assistance for Cultural Grassroot Project was signed on 22 November at the Embassy of Japan in Sana'a.

In accordance with this agreement, the Government of Japan will extend a grant up to eighty six thousands and fifty two USD( $ 76,052) to the Yemen Karate Federation. This grant is planned to promote Karate in Yemen through procurement of Karate training equipment in the five main Karate centers as well as the four branches in nine governorates.

Japanese support to the sports activities included a cultural grant agreement was signed three months ago to procure sports equipment for the Yemen Olympic committee aiming at promoting women sports and educational activities in Yemen.