West Bank village celebrates completion of Japanese-funded electricity project

NABLUS � The Nablus area village of Yatma celebrated this week the completion of an electricity project funded by Japan.

Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs and Representative of Japan to Palestine, Takeshi Okubo, visited Yatma to celebrate the completion of the project funded by the Government of Japan through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).

The grant of $83,260 went to replace a total of eight kilometers of the existing electricity cables with underground cable with a goal to improve the electricity provision and the residential environment. Upon the completion of this project, around 3,462 residents (625 households) will benefit from the safe and improved electrical network.

In his speech, Okubo emphasized Japan’s firm commitment of supporting Palestinian people from human security perspective as well as the importance of implementing social and economic development projects needed for Palestinian communities.

Since 1993 the Government of Japan has extended its official development assistance to the Palestinians to approximately $1.8 billion. GGP projects have been formulated in collaboration with the Palestinian Authority through Ministry of Finance and Planning since 2010.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency

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