RAMALLAH, Wednesday, September 7, 2022 (WAFA) - Grant contracts for three Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) were exchanged today by Masayuki Magoshi, Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine, and the representatives of SAMED Agricultural Society for Wall Affected, Burin village council, and Yasuf village council, at the Representative Office of Japan to Palestine in Ramallah, for a total amount of $274,350.
SAMED Agricultural Society for Wall Affected will use a fund of $89,550 to improve access to electricity by installing solar panel systems in Abu Qatt community and al-Maqathi Bedwin communities in Bethlehem, said a press release issued by the Representative Office of Japan to Palestine.
Burin Village council will use a fund of $92,500 to improve the medical service in Burin Medical Center by introducing an X-Ray unit and Ultrasound unit.
Yasouf Village Council will use a fund of $92,300 to ensure the residents’ safety by replacing the existing old aerial cables (340m) with new ones, which will prevent power failure. Also, to improve the residents’ access to sufficient electricity for using electric appliances by installing an electric adapter, and connecting between the new adapter and the existing main cable with the new underground cable (610m).
Masayuki Magoshi congratulated, the three organizations, and wished them success in their projects. He 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 amounting 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.