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Japan approves Rs 32m aid for education, clean water projects

19 February, 2014

ISLAMABAD: The Japan government on Tuesday approved financial support worth Rs 32 million to three Pakistani NGOs for education and clean water initiatives in Punjab and Islamabad.

The Citizen's Foundation was extended an assistance of $117,734 for establishment of a primary school in a remote location in Mianwali district in Punjab province. The Horizon International Trust secured an assistance of $ 107,080 for construction of a new middle school in the outskirts of Islamabad.

The Lodhran Pilot Project was offered an aid of $ 78,510 for installation of water filtration plants in 100 villages of Lodhran district in Punjab province.

The agreements for the three projects were signed between Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata and the heads of the three organizations at the ambassador's residence in Islamabad.

Ambassador Inomata told the signing ceremony that Japan's Official Development Assistance Program to Pakistan gives high priority to improvement of educational facilities in the country as well as people's access to clean water.

He hoped that these initiatives will contribute to human well being in the country besides strengthening the friendly relations between the two peoples.


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