Japan supports Cabo Verde central and local government projects

14 March 2014

Japan has donated US$194,000 to the Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) government and to the Praia Municipal Council to fund projects linked to health and safety at work. The contract for the donation was signed Thursday in the archipelago’s capital, Praia.

Japan has donated US$72,000 directly to the central government to fund a project to improve the sanitary control laboratory of the Praia fishing port.

The coordinator of the management commission of the fishing port, José Maria Carvalho, cited by news agency Inforpress, said that the donation, which is part of the Japanese government’s Non-Refundable Aid Programme for Local Projects, would benefit 1,200 people.

The attaché and deputy head of the mission of the Japanese Embassy in Cabo Verde, Yuji Kubo, said that the donation would help improve the quality of products, the overall cleanliness and hygiene of the Praia fishing port and increase the income of 550 fishermen and 400 fish sellers, amongst others.

To the Praia municipal council Japan donated US$122,000 to acquire a waste truck and support improvements in conditions for solid waste collection in the Cape Verdean capital. (macauhub)