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Source: Japan
17 March 2014


17 March, 2014

Japan Supports Jericho Municipality to Rehabilitate
the Water Network Through the Grassroots Assistance

Today, on 17th of March, 2014, the signing ceremony was held in the Representative Office of Japan to the PA in Ramallah, for the project for "Rehabilitation of Water Network in Jericho". The contract was signed by Mr. Junya Matsuura, Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs and the Representative of Japan to the PA and Mr. Mohammad Jalayta, Mayor of Jericho Municipality. This project is funded by the Government of Japan through the Japan's Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).

A grant of USD 119,432 was extended for Jericho Municipality to rehabilitate 3,200 meters of old and damaged pipelines to new galvanized steel pipes, benefiting 180 households (about 1200 people). This project will provide those residents with adequate and clean water supply as they suffered a lot from the lack of water due to the leakage which reached 40%.

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 exceeding $1.4 billion, to the Palestinians. GGP projects have been formulated in collaboration with the Palestinian Authority through MoPAD since 2010.

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