Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine Takeshi Okubo visited Bidya city, in Salfit governorate to celebrate the completion of the project funded by the Japanese government through Japan's Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).
Joint Service Council for Solid Waste and Waste Water Management in the governorate of Salfit used a grant of $89,053 to improve the environmental situations on the roadside and next to solid waste containers by introducing the new backhoe loader, according to a statement issued Monday by the Representative Office of Japan to Palestine. Upon the completion of the project, the number of direct beneficiaries reached to 70,000 residents.
In his speech, Okubo emphasized Japan's firm commitment to supporting Palestinian people from the human security perspective. He also stressed the importance of implementing social and economic development projects needed by Palestinian communities.
Since 1993 the Japanese government has provided development assistance to Palestine worth approximately $1.86 billion. GGP projects have been formulated in collaboration with the Palestinian Authority (PA) through the Ministry of Finance and Planning since 2010.
Source: International Islamic News Agency