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Signing Ceremony for three projects financed by the Government of Japan within the framework of “Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects”

By Messenger Staff
Friday, March 11
On March 10 the Signing Ceremony for the following three projects within the framework of the “Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects” was held at the Official Residence of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Georgia:

(1) The Project for Provision of Medical Equipment for Gynecological and Cancer Screening Center in Akhaltsikhe; (Grant amount: 89,242 USD)

(2) Project for ERW (Explosive Remnants of War) and Mine Clearance in Gardabani, Sagarejo and Terjola Districts; (Grant amount: 636,000 USD)

(3) Project for Construction of Water Wells in Gremi Village, Kvareli District. (Grant amount: 71,729 USD)

The Ceremony was attended by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Georgia HE Toshio Kaitani, representatives of the Georgian authorities related to the project, and members of related organizations. The Grant Contracts of the above-mentioned projects were concluded between the Embassy of Japan in Georgia and three non-governmental organizations: Democrat Women’s Organization, the HALO Trust, and Temi Charitable Union. The first project aims at provision of medical diagnostic equipment to Democrat Women’s Organization’s clinic in Akhaltsikhe which provides free-of-charge gynecological and cancer screening services to local population and will allow the clinic to increase number of patients and improve quality of service. Under the second project the territory of Udabno former firing range located in Gardabani and Sagarejo municipalities and Chognari former Soviet military base close to Kutaisi will be cleared of explosive remnants of war (ERW) and land mines which will provide secure living environment for the local population and make this territory available for agricultural and industrial use. This project is co-finance by the US Department of State. The third project’s objective is to arrange water wells in village of Gremi in Kvareli municipality that will provide clean drinking water to about 1200 local inhabitants and beneficiaries of Temi Community.

The “Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects” (GGP) provides assistance to relatively small projects implemented by 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 fifty one GGP projects have been financed in Georgia by the Government of Japan, totaling 15,087,936 USD. The size of Japan’s Official Development Assistance to Georgia has reached over 370 million USD, covering a wide spectrum of areas such as improvement of economic infrastructure, agricultural and social sectors, culture and human resource development.