On March 12, 2010, Mr. Yoshihiro Nakayama, Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Japan in Dushanbe, Mr. Mahmadjon Davlatov, Chairman of Rasht District, Mr. Fazliddin Ibrohim, the First Deputy Chairman of Roshtqala District and Ms. Khayrinisso Kenjayeva, Deputy Chairperson of Panj District, signed a grant contracts for educational projects, total amount of US$ 282,173 with attendance of Mr. Abdujabbor Rahmonov, Minister of Education, at the Ministry of Education, according to the Japanese Embassy in Dushanbe.
The projects are granted under Japanese Grant Assistance for Grass–roots Human Security Projects (GGP).
For “The Project for Provision of School Equipment in Rasht District”, the Government of Japan allocates US $95,809.
In Rasht district with the population of 100,000, educational facilities in the area are facing ultimate shortage of educational equipment. Under the project, school equipment such as 1,163 set of desks and chairs and 102 black boards will be provided to 62 schools with 13,435 students. Appropriate school equipment will largely improve school condition and students’ motivation to attend classes. Overall district educational level will be improved, which ensures a long-term human capital development in the region.
“The Project for Rehabilitation of Secondary School No. 27 in Roshtqala District” will be implemented by Roshtqala district in Gorno Badakhshan with US$ 90,939 granted by the Government of Japan.
For “The Project for Reconstruction of the Flood Damaged School in Panj District of Secondary School No. 24” the Government of Japan allocates US$ 95,425.
Ensuring quality education for all children is the vital factor for long-term development, thus, these projects will contribute to the development of Tajikistan.
The Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) provides support to projects in the human security sectors at the grassroots level. The GGP is provided to local governments, NGOs, and educational and medical institutions in developing countries. The GGP has extended more than US$ 16.9 million for 250 projects in the Republic of Tajikistan since 1996.
Source: Asia-Plus http://www.asiaplus.tj/en/news/42/63206.html.