On Tuesday February 25, a signing ceremony for five new projects was convened at the Embassy of Japan in Dushanbe.  The grant contracts were signed between Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Tajikistan, Mr. Takayuki Miyashita and representatives of the recipient organizations.

According to Japan’s Embassy in Dushanbe, the total grant of Government of Japan for the projects amounts to 303,590 USD.

The five new projects, funded under the scheme of Japan`s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) that are directed to the development of healthcare, social spheres  and access to drinking water were signed with Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) Tajikistan and Affiliate of Oxfam GB in Tajikistan. The following projects were adopted for signing ceremony:

The Project for Rehabilitation of Youth Center in Khorog City and three Projects for Construction of Healthcare Centers in Darvoz, Rushan and Shugnan Districts of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO), signed with Mr. Kishwar Abdulalishoyev Chief Executive Officer, AKF Tajikistan for the total amount of USD 217,490.

The Project for Improvement of Drinking Water System in 4 Villages in Zaynabobod Jamoat, Roudaki District signed with Ms. Shovcat Alizadeh, Country Director of Oxfam GB in Tajikistan, for the amount of 86,100 USD.

During the ceremony, Mr. Miyashita made a remark that Japan’s GGP projects have been able to contribute to the sustainable development of Tajikistan through various projects implemented all across the country and these projects in particular will contribute to creating a better environment for the vulnerable people in the remote areas.  Embracing the occasion, the grant recipients expressed their gratitude to the Government and the people of Japan for their support and ensured that all the determined project goals will be achieved.

Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) is provided to local governments, educational/ medical institutions and International NGOs in addressing development needs in the areas such as education, health, water supply and the environment. GGP supports projects in the human security sectors at the grassroots level.  As of today, GGP has supported 416 projects in the Republic of Tajikistan, for which more than US$ 33.5 million has been provided since 1996.