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Japan's grant assistance to JAPANESE NGOs
Grant Contract Signing Ceremony
gThe Project for Improving Living and Educational Conditions in the Low-income Urban Areas of
Viet Namh

1.On 20 December 2004, at the Embassy of Japan in Viet Nam (Hanoi), the Government of Japan signed the grant contract for  gThe Project for Improving Living and Educational Conditions in
the Low-income Urban Areas of Viet Namh.


(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 peoplefs 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 infrastructure construction.

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 womenfs health, and to improve educational conditions for children who are unable to go to school.
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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 officials concerned.
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At the signing ceremony, Ambassador Hattori said: gI hope that through this project of jointly implementation by the Government of Japan and a Japanese NGO, the friendly relationship and mutual understanding between Japan and Viet Nam will be further deepenedh.

Press Release


Copyright 2003 Embassy of Japan in Vietnam
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