February 8th, 2015
Japan Supports Improving the Lavatory Facilities in 3 Schools in Hebron through Grassroots Assistance
Today, on February 8th, 2015, the signing ceremony was held in the Representative Office of Japan to the PA in Ramallah for the project for "Improving Lavatory Facilities in Three Public Schools in Hebron". The contract was signed by Mr. Junya Matsuura, Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs and the Representative of Japan to the PA and Dr. Abdel Rahman Al-Tamimi, General Director of Palestine Hydrology Group (PHG). This project is funded by the Government of Japan through the Japan's Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).
The grant of US $ 101,751 extended to PHG will be utilized for the construction and improving the lavatory facilities at two schools, Al Huda girls' school in Yatta and Al Sakhra mixed school in Halhoul, in addition to the construction of 100 cubic meter cistern in Al-Ameer Qais girls' school in Tarqumiya. This project will provide appropriate and healthy educational environment for all students and teachers by improving the sanitary and hygiene environment in the three schools. It is also expected that this project will raise students' and teachers' awareness on suitable sanitary and hygiene control and contribute in the prevention of diseases infections.
Mr. Matsuura emphasized Japan's firm commitment of supporting Palestinian people from human security perspective as well as the importance of implementing social and economic development projects needed for Palestinian communities.
Since 1993 the Government of Japan has extended its official development assistance exceeding $1.6 billion, to the Palestinians. GGP projects have been formulated in collaboration with the Palestinian Authority through MoPAD since 2010.