Social development: Japan to provide Rs36 million

Published: February 16, 2015

The government of Japan will provide Rs36 million to four non-government organisations for public health and development projects in rural Punjab and Muzaffarabad, said a press release.

Ameer Begum Welfare Trust will utilise its grant of $82,282 for installation of six water purification plants in rural areas of Okara district. The areas have a high prevalence of water-borne disease due to the unavailability of safe drinking water.

The grant of $78,833 to Al-Mujtaba Development Network will be used for the improvement of the water supply and sanitation system in a remote part of Muzaffarabad in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Community Development and Anti-TB Programme will get $98,138 to build a village road in Narowal district.

Obaid Noor Welfare Association will get a grant of $101,697 to construct a maternity and emergency hospital in Mianwali.  Ambassador of Japan Hiroshi Inomata and heads of the NGOs signed the agreement on Monday.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 17th, 2015.

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