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Japan Grants $900K To Boost Missions

The Japanese Government has provided grants to organisations to improve their service delivery. Yesterday, Habitat for Humanity Fiji, Land Transport Authority, Nairairai Development Co-operative, and Sai Prema Foundation together received
26 Mar 2021 14:28
Japan Grants $900K To Boost Missions
Sitting from left: Nairairai Development Co-operative project manager Vilimone Rokolasaqa, Land Transport Authority chief executive officer Samuel Simpson, Japanese Ambassador to Fiji Kawakami Fumihiro, Habitat for Humanity Fiji senior manager operations Matilda Faiva, and Sai Prema Foundation director Sumeet Tappoo with participants at the Embassy of Japan in Suva.

The Japanese Government has provided grants to organisations to improve their service delivery.

Yesterday, Habitat for Humanity Fiji, Land Transport Authority, Nairairai Development Co-operative, and Sai Prema Foundation together received grants amounting to $900,000.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will use the grant to procure its first emission testing equipment.

Chief executive officer Samuel Simpson said this would be the first for Fiji.

The grant given to LTA is $176, 199.

“This will make a significant contribution to improving our environment,” Mr Simpson said.

“This is something that was really needed. This will help Fiji improve its quality of the air.”

Habitat for Humanity Fiji senior manager operations Matilda Faiva said the grant would assist in providing a number of communities with running water.

“The grant will help projects for the improvement of water supply in Toki Village in Ra as well as construct toilet facilities at Navunisea District School in Tailevu and Nawaisomo Primary School in Naitasiri,” Ms Faiva said.

The non-government organisation received $397,127.

Nairairai Development Co-operative project manager Vilimone Rokolasaqa said: “This project will not only establish the basis for Tilapia farming in Nasautoka Village but also provide a pathway for broader aquaculture in the future.

“We are able to employ about 47 youths and single mothers from Nasautoka Village for this project.”

Sai Prema Foundation director, Sumeet Tappoo, said a Medical Service vehicle would be a great help for them.

“This project will enable us to conduct health services remotely and also strengthen the ability to provide 24 hours emergencies services as well,” Mr Tappoo said.

“We are grateful to the Japanese Embassy for the grant because it will really help us to go to remote areas and conduct screening.”

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