The signing of three projects has been held in Baku today, on December 22. The projects are to be implemented in Azerbaijan at the expense of the Japanese Government, Trend reports.
The agreements were signed with NGOs operating in Azerbaijan on the following projects: the construction of a school in the Village of Kotuklu of Gabala District of Azerbaijan, construction of medical care point in the Village of Duz-Rasullu of Gedabay District of Azerbaijan, and providing the Baku Musical Academy with musical instruments. All the projects will be implemented within the grant programme of the Japanese Government - Human Safety and Grassroots. The total value of the projects is $269,622. Program Human Safety and Grassroots has been implemented in Azerbaijan since 2000, said the Japanese Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Tadahiro Abe, delivering his welcome speech during the signing ceremony. Within the programme, 85 projects have been implemented. Their total budget is $5 mln. The project has been considered for the development of social spheres in the country, particularly in education, health care, and infrastructure. Since the period when Azerbaijan proclaimed its independence up to date, Aze
rbaijan has received the Japanese aid at an amount of $709 mln. Ten Azerbaijan youths are expected to visit Japan within the implementation of the Japan-Caucasus Youth Friendship Programme since January 24 to February 15, 3007, said the Japanese diplomat.
According to him, the programme is financed by JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) and intended for getting acquitted the youths of developing countries with state-of-the-art Japanese technology, as well as developing relations between representatives of youth of these countries. Within the forthcoming trip, representatives of Azerbaijani youth will visit remote regions of Japan, meet representatives of Japanese youth, and live in Japanese families.
Representatives of Georgian youth are expected to visit Japan with the Azerbaijan youths too.