The Embassy of Japan through its Grant Assistance for Grass-Root Human Security Project has assisted Fiji with 374 projects which are worth $52 million.
While speaking at the Japan Development Tour 2019, Grant Assistance for Grass-Root Human Security Project funding project Coordinator for the Embassy of Japan, Emily Dutt says the aim of the Grant is to provide the necessary funding for relatively small scale activities in a way that benefits the grass root people.
Dutt says through the funding, Japan has assisted Fiji with 209 education projects, 31 water projects, 90 environment health projects, 36 transportation and IT project, 7 agriculture and fisheries projects other projects.
She says over $1.1 million has been spent on education projects which includes the renovation of schools after Tropical Cyclone Winston.
Dutt says the health and environment assistance to the people through the fund were the donation of blood donor buses in Lautoka Hospital, donation of an ambulance to Labasa Hospital and donation of garbage trucks to the Nasinu Town Council.
She says some of the Agriculture and Fisheries assistance provided by the Embassy of Japan the upgrading of Lautoka Fish Market and upgrading of sustainable agriculture in Gau Island.
Dutt says transportation and water assistance provided were water supply in 4 communities in Macuata, donation of 5000 litres water tanks, donation of school bus to Gospel School for the Deaf in Suva, and construction of footbridges in Gau.
The people eligible for the Grant Assistance for Grass-Root Human Security Project are non- government organisations and non-profit organisations.
The maximum limit of assistance through the funding is $1.8 million.
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