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Japan provides assistance to Educational Projects in Tonga

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The Grant Contracts formalizing the Government of Japan providing assistance for development of educational facilities was signed between H.E Mr. Yasuo Takase, the Ambassador of Japan and recipient representatives from Tonga Sides School Nuku'alofa, Folaha Government Primary School in Tongatapu and Ha'atu'a Government Primary School in ‘Eua at 2:00pm, Friday 17th February, at the Embassy of Japan's conference room in Nuku'alofa. Present at the signing ceremony was Hon. Dr. ‘Ana Maui Taufe'ulungaki, Minister of Education, Women's Affairs & Culture.

Ambassador Takase highlighted importance of improving learning or sanitary environment for students and that education remains as priority area of Japan's development assistance in the Kingdom of Tonga. Hon. Dr. Taufe'ulungaki, in her words of thanks, thanked the assistance from the people and Government of Japan and requested collaboration from respective recipient in maintaining the new facility provided to ensure its long term use.

The Government of Japan provided total funding of USD$183,321 (TOP$298,376.05) through Japan's Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project, the GGP with details of funding as follows:

NO

Project Title

Items

US$

TOP$

1.

The Project for Upgrading of Toilet Building for Tonga Side School, Nuku'alofa

Toilet Building,10 rooms (Contractor: Group Construction)

$52,659.00

$85,708.05

2.

The Project for Upgrading of Toilet Building for Folaha Government Primary School, Tongatapu

Toilet Building, 6 rooms (Contractor: South Seas Construction)

$24,863.00

$40,468.00

3.

The Project for Upgrading of Ha'atu'a Government Primary School, ‘Eua

Classroom Building, Renovation of Existing Classroom, Toilet Building  6 rooms & 10,000liter Water Tank (Contractor: Nasaleti Construction)

$105,799.00

$172,200.00

Japan's assistance to these projects epitomizes Japan's commitment to support efforts by the People and the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga to ensure basic human needs and achieve the Millennium Development Goals. A total of 159 GGP projects have been funded under this program from 2000 throughout Tonga.

It is hoped that this assistance will serve to strengthen the friendly ties between the government and the people of the Kingdom of Tonga and Japan.

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