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Japan Funds Water Supply System Construction Project In Oudomxay
Ambassador Takeshi Hikihara (C) poses for a group photo with senior offi cials of Oudomxay Province on April 10
April 19th, 2017 | 09:28 AM | 932 views
The government of Japan has handed over a water supply system which was financed and constructed by the Japanese Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) in Oudomxay Province.
The event was marked by an official handover ceremony held on April 10, 2017, in the presence of Mr Phetsakhone Luangaphay, Governor of Oudomxay, Mr Takeshi Hikihara, Ambassador of Japan to the Lao PDR, and other officials concerned.
The agreement for the Grant Aid project amounting to US$ 11,362 was made in January 2015.
The project site is in Houaykhoum village, Xay District. Due to the shortage of water resources and the deterioration of facilities in this village, water was available only for a few hours at a time and not every day.
Since residents occasionally had to depend on unprotected water, they suffered from water-borne diseases. With the water supply facilities provided by this project, people have access to clean and safe water and can improve the environment for public health in the village.
Japan has supported the Lao government’s efforts to improve health and medical services and water supply for many years.
Through this GGP scheme, Japan has implemented 505 projects since 1989, including 137 health projects.
courtesy of KPL NEWS AGENCY
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