BETHLEHEM, Wednesday, June 29, 2022 (WAFA) – Japan’s Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs and Representative to Palestine, Masayuki Magoshi, today visited Beit Sahour city and Al-Khas village to celebrate the completion of two projects funded by the Government of Japan through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP), according to a press statement from the Representative Office of Japan to Palestine.
The Office said in the statement that a grant of US $89,500 was extended to Beit Sahour Cooperative Society for Health Welfare to improve the medical service in the Shepherd’s Field Hospital by introducing Endoscopy unit. Upon the completion of the project, almost 100 patients will benefit from the Endoscopy unit in the hospital monthly.
It added that a grant of US $90,000 was extended to SAMED to improve access to electricity by installing solar panel system in Al-Walaydeh Bedouin community. Upon the completion of the project, 250 residents in Al-Walaydeh community has benefited from this project and have easy access to electricity.
In his speech, Ambassador Magoshi 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 to approximately USD 2.2 billion to the Palestinians. GGP projects have been formulated in collaboration with the Palestinian Authority through Ministry of Finance and Planning since 2010.