Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Ethiopia, Japan Sign 4.7m US Dollar Grant Agreement

monstersandcritics.com -- The Ethiopian and Japanese governments signed here on 20 June a 4.79m US dollar grant which will be used for undertaking clean water development project.

The fund will be used to improve the health and living standard of the people in Southern Ethiopia Peoples State by providing safe and clean water through the construction of 240 water supply facilities and procurement of equipment related to the stated undertakings.

It was reported that water is one of the priority sectors identified in Ethiopia-Japan development cooperation.

The Japanese government has provided support to the sector through building, research and development as well as construction of rural water supply projects.

State Minister of Finance and Economic Development Mekonen Manyazewal and Japanese Ambassador Kenjiro Izumi signed agreement.

Speaking on the occasion Izumi expressed his belief that the project will contribute its share in improving the livelihood of the people in the state.

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