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Three new projects financed by Japan

Thursday, December 23
On 21st December the Signing Ceremony for the following three projects within the framework of the “Grant Assistance for Grassroots and Human Security Projects” was held at the Official Residence of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Georgia

(1) Project for Humanitarian Mine Clearance at Telavi District, Akhalkalaki District and Sagarejo District (Project scale; 675,848USD)
(2) Project for Improvement of Surgery Equipment for Retinopathy of Prematurity for Iashvili Central Pediatric Hospital of Georgia (Project scale; 85,680USD)
(3) Project for Rehabilitation of the Hospital for IDPs from Abkhazia in Tbilisi
(Project scale; 102,620 USD)

The Ceremony was attended by H.E. Mr. Masayoshi Kamohara, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Georgia, and representatives of the Georgian Ministries related to the projects.

The Grant Contract of the above-mentioned projects will be concluded between the Embassy of Japan and THE HALO TRUST, Iashvili Central Pediatric Hospital of Georgia as well as Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Affairs of the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia. The first project aims at mine clearance of three districts through providing necessary machinery and de-mining work costs. The second project aims at improvement of the surgery equipment. More than 100 premature babies per year who have the risk of loosing eyesight will benefit from this project. In the third project, the hospital for IDPs from Abkhazia will be rehabilitated and in total 85,000 IDPs residing in Tbilisi will be able to get appropriate medical treatment in the hospital.

The “Grant Assistance for Grassroots and Human Security Projects” (GGP) provides assistance to relatively small projects implemented by municipalities, medical institutions, as well as NGOs and aims at improving the living standards of Georgian people. It applies to projects in the field of public health, education, social protection, environment and poverty reduction. Since 1998, one hundred and three GGP projects have been implemented in Georgia totaling 8,370,097 USD. The size of Japan’s Official Development Assistance to Georgia has reached over 362 million USD, covering a wide spectrum of areas such as improvement of economic infrastructure, agricultural and social sectors, culture and human resource development.