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Out of this contribution of US$ 1.72 million funded by the Government of Japan, around US$ 0 8 million was utilized for the purchase of 430 wheelchairs and 150 walking support wheels for the Ministry of Social Affairs institutions. Those assistive devices that were handed today were manufactured by Japanese companies which suffered from the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred in 2011.
Mr. Matsuura in his speech emphasized Japan's firm commitment of supporting Palestinian people from 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 approximately $1.50 billion, to the Palestinians.