The Japanese embassy in Sana’a declared Saturday in a press release its support for a rural irrigation project and a hospital surgical ward in the capital. Ambassador to Yemen Mitsunouri Namba and Deputy Governor of Sana’a governor governorate attended a ceremony breaking-ground for the effort entitled “Improving Water Supply System.”
The $78 thousand plan in Jihanah district envisions improving the accessibility of potable water and the supply of irrigation for agriculture in local staple crops. It has the potential to affect an estimated 5,800 benificiaries.
A second, $68 thousand project provides facilities at Mohammed Al-Dorah Hospital, including equipment in the intensive care units and surgical operation rooms. Upon completion, the project is projected to affect 250,000 beneficiaries.
The grants come as part of a 10-year scheme by the Japanese government called “Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security, which , in a total of 18 projects funded in Yemen amounting to about $1 million, which have provided assistance in the fields of water supply, environment, health care, and education.