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Japan signed four new GGP projects yesterday

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 18/12/2018

Japan’s Ambassador to Tonga H.E Tetsuya Ishii signed four new projects yesterday.

H.E Tetsuya Ishii says, the Embassy prioritizes empowerment of communities through education for all ages, access to clean and plentiful water and disaster preventions.

“I am glad to assist Fakatouato Kindergarten so that the early childhood education provided there will encourage the growth of children and their future educational performance, leading to the creation of a good foundation for national building. Access to water would be greatly improved for the people of Pelehake and ‘Alakifonua, and we are certain that the upgraded water system will help build strong and healthy communities, where the people can continue their efforts for further development.”

The people of Kauvai Island of Ha’ano in Ha’apai will have a community hall and will be used as an evacuation center from natural disasters as well as for trainings and other activities to be a gathering point for a resilient community.

Japan’s GGP was introduced in 1990 to directly and promptly meet the basic human needs at the grass-roots level and to date over 270 GGP projects have been handed over in Tonga.

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