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Japanese-funded water network expansion project inaugurated in a village near Ramallah

Japanese-funded water network expansion project inaugurated in a village near Ramallah
Inauguration of the project to expand the water network in the village of Kobar. (Photo credit: Representative Office of Japan)

RAMALLAH, Wednesday, August 10, 2022 (WAFA) – Japan’s Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs and Representative to Palestine, Masayuki Magoshi, yesterday inaugurated a Japan-funded water network expansion project in Kobar village, northwest of Ramallah.

Representative Office of Japan to Palestine said in a press statement that Magoshi visited the village to celebrate the completion of the project funded by the Government of Japan through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).

The Government of Japan extended a grant of $89,175 to Kobar Municipality to improve access to water in the village by installing 2,100 meters of galvanized steel pipes in eight suburb areas that were not connected to the water network.

Upon the completion of the project, 65 households will have access to the water network and solve the water issues for these areas.

In his speech, Magoshi emphasized Japan’s firm commitment to supporting the Palestinian people from a 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 $2.2 billion to the Palestinians. GGP projects have been formulated in collaboration with the Palestinian Authority through the Ministry of Finance and Planning since 2010.

K.F./M.K.

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