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Japan funds project to enhance water quality in West Bank town

Nov. 30, 2018 11:13 A.M. (Updated: Dec. 1, 2018 5:04 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Grant Contract for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) was signed, on Thursday, by Takeshi Okubo, Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine, and al-Eizariya Municipality at the Representative Office of Japan to Palestine, in the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, for a total amount of $88,937.

According to a statement by the Japan Representative Office, al-Eizariya Municipality will use a fund for rehabilitation of the main water network in the town to improve tap water supply and to enhance the water quantity and quality for 250 households as direct beneficiaries and mostly for all of the household in the town, through replacing of 680 meters of 8 inches water pipelines, 75 meter of 3 inches, and 260 meter 2 inches water pipelines.

Okubo congratulated the municipality and wished them success in their project.

Okubo also emphasized Japan’s firm commitment of supporting Palestinian people from human security perspective as well as the importance of implementing social and economic development projects needed for Palestinian communities.

GGP projects have been formulated in collaboration with the Palestinian Authority (PA) since 2010. In addition, the Government of Japan extended its official development assistance amounting to approximately $1.86 billion to the Palestinians since 1993.

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