The Japanese government will extend a cultural grant of $0. 61 to the government of Pakistan which will be utilised for the improvement of audio/visual equipment of the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage.
The official Notes for Exchange of the cultural grant were presented in the Economic Affairs Division here on Monday.
Economic Affairs Division Secretary Dr Waqar Masood Khan and the Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Oe signed the exchange on behalf of the respective governments.
The grant will be used for creating a sense of awareness and understanding of Pakistani heritage among the locals as well as internationally through video documentation.
It will enhance audio/video archives of Pakistan for students, scholars, researchers and others related to this field.
Meanwhile, another grant agreement was signed by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Chief Representative Takatoshi Nishikata and Economic Affairs Division Joint Secretary (Japan) Sajjad Ahmad Shaikh. This cultural grant is mutually beneficial for the countries and will contribute towards the enhancement of audio/video archives.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 15th, 2012.