Mozambique: Japan funds community projects

1 February 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 1 Feb – The Japanese government has granted US$172,000 for community development projects in Mozambique, in the education, water supply and public health sectors, Mozambican news agency AIM reported.

The document to make the donation official was signed by the Japanese ambassador, Tatsuya Miki and by the representatives of two non-governmental organizations, Associação Progresso and Swiss NGO Helvetas.

Around half of the Japanese donation will be handed over to Associação Progresso to build and equip a primary school in Mueda district, Cabo Delgado province.

The remaining funds will be provided to Helvetas to build latrines in the districts of Chiure and Ancuabe, also in Cabo Delgado.

Since 2001, the Japanese government, via its embassy in Maputo, has donated around US$2 million to 29 community projects across Mozambique. (macauhub)