The Government of Japan has decided to provide grant assistance worth USD 240,000 for four projects -two health projects in Xiengkhuang and Xayabouly Provinces, one education project in Houaphan Province and one agriculture project in Savannakhet Province through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).
The grant contract was signed on Nov 5, 2021 between Mr. Takewaka Keizo, Ambassador of Japan to the Lao PDR, and representatives of the respective provincial authorities where the projects are implemented.
The health projects for the construction of water supply systems will be implemented in Namun-Latkhay Village in Xiengkhuang Province where safe water is not sufficiently available due to aging water supply facilities, and Donpung Village in Xayabouly Province where there are difficulties with access to safe water due to damage caused by fire, as well as their aging water supply facilities.
The education project is for the construction of new buildings and simplified water supply facilities at Huayyong Lower Secondary School in Houaphan Province to improve the educational environment.
The agriculture project is to construct an irrigation system in Nongbualuang Village, Savannakhet Province to improve the agricultural system since the wet-season rice crop is extremely unstable and low-yielding in this area due to the frequent large-scale floods in recent years.
Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) provides necessary funds for relatively small-scale projects that directly benefit local residents and are aimed at economic and social development in developing countries, based on the principle of human security. In order to ensure “no-one left behind” through rectification of regional disparity, Japan will continue to support and improve the basic standard of living at grassroots level in Laos.
Source: Lao News Agency