Japan extends financial assistance for water and sanitation facilities in Bardiya

Published On: March 5, 2020 02:45 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, March 5: Japanese government signed a grant contract with the Nepal government for setting up water and sanitation facilities in Bardiya district on Thursday.

According to a press release issued by the Embassy of Japan in Kathmandu, Ambassador of Japan to Nepal Saigo Masamichi and Koizumi Satoshi, Executive Director/CEO of Good Neighbors Japan signed the contract amid a program in Kathmandu. 

The grant will be mobilized for the water and sanitation facilities construction and hygiene education intervention project for primary and secondary schools in Bardiya District, according to the embassy. 

The project involves grant assistance of USD 442,369 (approximately NPR 51.7 million).

This project aims to provide WASH facilities and hygiene education which promote proper hygiene practice to 15 primary and secondary schools in Bardiya District.

The project aims to construct and repair of drinking water supply facilities, construct gender-friendly toilets, establish and strengthen a school WASH management committee, and provide menstrual hygiene management education along with improvement of access to safe WASH and gender equality in education. 

Ambassador Saigo also viewed that this project will further contribute to the cordial friendship between the people of Nepal and Japan.

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