Japan pays for new police facility

With RMI President David Kabua, center standing, looking on, Japan Ambassador Norio Saito and Foreign Minister Casten Nemra signed two agreements for Japanese grant funding for the RMI. Photo: President’s Office.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Casten Nemra and Japan Ambassador Norio Saito signed two exchange notes for two Japan Grant Aid Projects last week. These are:

• Economic and Social Development Program with grant aid of 371 million Japanese Yen ($3.3 million) for purchasing diesel fuel for reliable power generation.

• Project for the Construction of Training and Operation Center for Maritime Security and Safety with grant aid of 450 million Japanese Yen ($4.1 million) for the construction of a new Sea Patrol office building and the provision of relevant equipment.

Minister Nemra expressed his gratitude to the people and government of Japan for their continued support. He stated that the contribution of funding for diesel fuel comes at a good time considering the current coronavirus outbreak. He said it will assist communities in the outer islands.

The signing ceremony was held at the Cabinet Conference room and witnessed by President David Kabua, members of Cabinet, officials from Office of the President and Cabinet, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Embassy of Japan.

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