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Japan extends support on disaster risk reduction

20 February 2020  

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KATHMANDU: Japan has extended financial assistance of US dollars 314,912 (approx. NRS 36 million) to Japan International Support Program (JISP) under the Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects Schemes.

JISP, an international NGO based in Japan, will work with a Nepali partner NGO, National Federation of Youth NGO Nepal, to implement the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Strengthening Project in Kathmandu City, a statement issued by the Embassy of Japan said.

A grant contract relating to this project was signed and exchanged on Thursday 2020 between Saigo Masamichi, Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, and Yoshida Mayumi, Representative Director, JISP, at the Embassy of Japan in Kathmandu.

According to the Embassy, the assistance will be used to strengthen the response and resilience capacity of Kathmandu that is prone to earthquakes and fire.

The project will work in close coordination with Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) and its’ citizens, it said.

The Embassy of Japan in Nepal expects this project will contribute to improving DRR in the local communities in the Kathmandu Metropolitan City and will also be good practice for DRR in other areas in Nepal.

This project will also enhance the cordial friendship already enjoyed between the people of Japan and Nepal, the statement added.

Publish Date : 20 February 2020 16:24 PM

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