(1) Amount of grant: 84,341 USD
(2) Recipient organization: Bridge Asia Japan (Japanese NGO)
(3) Content of the project:
The Government of Japan provides financial support to facilitate
activities of Japanese NGO Bridge Asia Japan with an aim to
improve housing and hygiene conditions, raising peoplefs
consciousness and providing educational places for children who
are unable to go to school, of all the habitants living illegally
around Hue royal palace, a world heritage that has been recognized
by UNESCO in Hue City, the township of Thua Thien Hue Province in
the central Viet Nam.
Phu Binh Ward where Hue royal palace is located is one of the poor
districts, with about 10,400 people living (1,600 households) who
mainly work as porters, gravel exploiters and fishermen. Due to
their temporary living without resident registration, there is no
minimum living infrastructure as water supply, roads ... in their
area, and the rate of people getting gynaecology disease here is
as high as 60% because of unhygienic living conditions.
The project include (1) educational activities on environment and
hygiene; (2) activities on wastes classification; (3) living
The implementation of this project by the Government of Japan is
expected to raise the income of about 10,000 people in Phu Binh
Ward, Hue City, to improve living conditions, to protect womenfs
health, and to improve educational conditions for children who are
unable to go to school.
Signatories at the signing ceremony were Mr.
Norio Hattori, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of
Japan to Viet Nam and Mr. Araishi Masahiro, Secretary General of
Bridge Asia Japan, with the attendants of Japanese and Vietnamese