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Japanese government allocates about $278,000 for three projects in Azerbaijan

Politics Materials 21 December 2005 18:10

On Wednesday the Japanese government and the Azerbaijani nongovernmental organizations signed 3 grant agreements in the total amount of $277,525,000, В"TrendВ" reports.

The document was signed by Tadahiro Abe, the Japanese Ambassador to Azerbaijan, and the heads of the NGOs Avand, Norwegian Refugee Council, and Resource & Education Center for Development of Azerbaijani Community.

The projects will be implemented within the grant program of the Japanese government �Grass Roots and Human Safety’.

The projects will cover the construction of the two schools in the Jeyranbatan settlement and Uludash village, the Gabala region, as well as repair of hospice 15 in Sumgayit, where IDPs live.

73 projects in the total amount of $4.6m were implemented in Azerbaijan within the program from 2000. The projects are aimed at development of social spheres, particularly, education, health, infrastructure.

According to Аbe, 73 projects in the amount of $4.6m have been implemented within program �Grass roots and human safety’ so far. The projects are aimed at development of social spheres, particularly, education, health, infrastructure. The diplomat said that the Japanese government rendered $680m aid to Azerbaijan over the period of independence. $12m was allocated for improvement of the social level of the Azerbaijani refugees and internally displaced people.

Attending the signing ceremony were Misir Mardanov, the Azerbaijani Education Minister, and Gurban Sadikhov, the head of the Department for refugees and IDPs, migration and work with international organizations of the Cabinet of Ministers.

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