BAKU, Azerbaijan, Mar. 10
Japanese ambassador to Azerbaijan Junichi Wada and the International Eurasia Press Fund (IEPF) acting as the beneficiary organization signed a grant agreement within the project of supplying the equipment for de-mining Azerbaijani Tartar district, Trend reports.
The main purpose of this project is to accelerate the process of clearing mines and unexploded ordnances in the Azerbaijani territories liberated from Armenian occupation [in the 2020 second Karabakh war] by providing 11 mine detectors, 11 sets of protective clothing and one pickup truck manufactured by Japan’s Mitsubishi company.
The Japanese embassy will render financial assistance worth $88,224 to purchase equipment envisaged within the project.
The IEPF has been supporting activities in the field of clearing mines and unexploded ordnances in the territory of Azerbaijan for more than 20 years. The project under which the agreement was signed on March 9 is the 3rd project to help the fund under the Japanese Embassy's grant program after projects implemented in 2001 and 2004.
Within the framework of this program, including the above agreement, a total of 278 grant agreements were signed. The total amount of grants exceeds $23.4 million. The economic assistance program is aimed at the implementation of relatively small projects in order to improve the social welfare of the population.
Currently, the priority task of this program is to promote the development of healthcare, education, and agriculture. In connection with the mentioned financial assistance, it’s possible to apply to local municipal and executive authorities, non-governmental organizations, educational, health and other non-profit organizations.