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Japan upgrades water supply system in Ha'apai

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14 September 2012 A handover ceremony for the upgraded project towards Water Supply Systems for Ha'afeva and Nomuka Islands was held on Thursday, September 13th at the Governor's Office Field in Pangai, Ha'apai. Mr. Yoshimitsu Kawata, Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Japan in Nuku'alofa handed over the project at the ceremony.

The Government of Japan through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security permitted financial assistance of over US$80,000 for each project. Detail for each project as outlined;

1.      The Project for Upgrading of Water Supply System for Ha'afeva Island

Name of Recipient:      Ha'afeva Village Committee
Amount of Grant:         US$82,547.00
Description:                   Assistance enable construction of 1 solar pump unit; 3 electric pump units; 6,000 gal cement tank; 3,000 gal tank and tank stand; pipes; pump house with fence around system property.

2.      The Project for Upgrading of Water Supply System for Nomuka Island

Name of Recipient:      Nomuka Village Committee
Amount Grant:              US$85,075.00
Description:                   Assistance enable construction of 1 solar pump unit; 1 electric pump unit; 5,000 gal cement tank; pipes; pump house with fence around system property.

Japan's assistance epitomizes 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. It is also hoped that this assistance will serves to strengthen the friendly ties between the people and governments of the Kingdom of Tonga and Japan.

ENDS

Issued by the: Embassy of Japan, Nuku'alofa, 2012

 

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