Kathmandu: The Government of Japan has provided grant assistance of NRs 71.70 million to Peace Winds Japan to implement a project on improving water access and agricultural income in Sindhupalchowk District.
An international NGO, Peace Winds Japan will work with Nepali partner NGO, the Institution for Suitable Actions for Prosperity (ISAP), to implement the project in Sunkoshi and Melamchi Municipalities and Balefi Rural Municipality.
Mr. Yuzo Yoshioka, Counsellor, Embassy of Japan, and Ms. Yuko Yamamoto, Peace Winds Japan’s Country Representative signed and exchanged on the grant contract for the project at the Embassy of Japan In Nepal.
The grant will be used to enhance the people’s living condition by improving water access and through agriculture income generation. It will build and renovate safe drinking water facilities in all three municipalities that were badly affected by the 2015 earthquakes. It will also work to enhance the income of the people through agriculture production and marketing support.
According to the press statement-“The Embassy of Japan in Nepal expects the project to contribute towards poverty reduction by improving water access and agriculture incomes and also serve as a good practice for replication in other districts in Nepal. It also expects the project to contribute to the cordial friendship between the peoples of Japan and Nepal.”
Source: The Republica