Japan hands over agricultural facilities at Bhutanese refugee camps

Published On: October 19, 2019 08:55 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, Masamichi Saigo, on Friday handed over agricultural facilities at two Bhutanese camps and their neighboring communities in Jhapa. 

The facilities include greenhouses, drip irrigation and shallow tube wells, which are valued at Rs 8.1 million, a statement issued by the embassy said. 

At the handover ceremony, Ambassador Saigo said that he hoped the assistance would contribute to providing opportunities for income generation for Bhutanese refugees and the neighboring communities. 

The Project for the Installation for Agricultural Facilities in Bhutanese Camps and Neighboring Communities is funded under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) of the Government of Japan. 

This GGP project is managed by the Lutheran World Federation Nepal.

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