Japan provides USD 624,770 grant assistance for improving water access in Nepal
February 27, 2020 01:55 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Japan has provided USD 624,770 to Peace Winds Japan under the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects Scheme for implementing a project on improving water access and agricultural income in Sindhupalchowk district.
Peace Winds Japan, an international NGO based in Japan, will work with Nepali partner NGO, the Institution for Suitable Actions for Prosperity (ISAP), to implement the project in Sunkoshi and Melamchi municipalities and Balefi rural municipality, according to a press statement issued by the Embassy of Japan in Kathmandu.
A grant contract for the project was signed and exchanged today between Ambassador of Japan to Nepal SAIGO Masamichi, and Country Representative, Peace Winds Japan YAMAMOTO Yuko at the Embassy of Japan in Kathmandu.
"The grant will be used to enhance the people’s living condition by improving water access and through agriculture income generation. It will build and renovate safe drinking water facilities in all three municipalities that were badly affected by the 2015 earthquakes. It will also work to enhance the income of the people through agriculture production and marketing support," the embassy said.
The embassy expressed hope that the project will contribute towards poverty reduction by improving water access and agriculture incomes and also serve as a good practice for replication in other districts in Nepal. "The embassy also expects the project to contribute to the cordial friendship between the peoples of Japan and Nepal," read the press statement.