Japan extends U$ 1.3 million towards Millennium villages’ project

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Japan extends U$ 1.3 million towards Millennium villages’ project

In an effort to further bolster the  Millennium  villages  project-MVP,  the government  of Japan  has extended  a grant worth  over  U$ 1.3  million.

The grant  according to the understanding  between  government of  Japan and  Rwanda   will  be extended towards  continued   improvement   of water and sanitation, health and nutrition, agriculture , business development as  well  as  education.

“This support is in line with Japan’s assistance towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Rwanda,’ read the statement from the Japanese embassy to Rwanda

The statement further said the grant that  is extended  through  the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) will also facilitate the transfer of interventions to local ownership, and to perform monitoring and evaluation work in Mayange Sector, Bugesera District, Eastern Province.

“This support is an expansion of Japan’s support to the MVP in Rwanda following the grant extended to the same project in April and December, 2014, in the amount of approximately 2.5 million USD,” the statement further read.

Moreover, the project is implemented in keeping with the Japanese commitments made at the Fifth Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD V) held in Yokohama, Japan, in June, 2013, according to the same statement.

The grants  also   stresses  the  commitment  by  government of Japan  towards   supporting  the  Sub Saharan African governments  in the progress  being made towards  Millennium Development Goals-MDGs, human security, and the achievement of balanced and sustainable development of the continent as a whole.

“It is the hope of the Government and the people of Japan that this Grant assistance will be utilized efficiently and effectively,” the statement   noted.

The Millennium Villages projects MVP that aims at   facilitating  the  African  governments to achieve the   Millennium  Development Goals by 2015 was launched in 2005/2006 and its second phase that began  in  2011  that runs  till  next  year.

 

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