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Japan funds new classrooms, solar energy system projects in Ramallah

Oct. 30, 2018 4:32 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 4, 2018 10:12 A.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Japanese Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine, Takeshi Okubo, signed grant contracts for three Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) with representatives of Nilin town, al-Tira village, and Franciscan Sisters' School for a total amount of $234,526, at the Representative Office of Japan, in the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, on Monday.

The Nilin Municipality in the Ramallah district, will use a fund of $85,215 for constructing three new classrooms and a toilet unit in Nilin's Girl School to provide 100 students from 6th grade to 12th grade with new class rooms and appropriate and healthy educational environment.

Meanwhile, the al-Tira village council will use a fund of $88,936 for reconstructing new four classrooms in al-Tira's Secondary School to provide 99 students with an appropriate educational condition.

The Franciscan Sisters' School will use a fund of $60,357 for installing a new solar energy system in the school to provide 600 students from 1st to 9th grade with an appropriate educational condition.

Okubo congratulated Nilin Municipality, al-Tira village council, and Franciscan Sister's School and wished them success in their project.

He also 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 amounting to approximately $1.86 billion to Palestine.

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