Ambassador Otsuka visits Anjar and Kfar Zabad in the Bekaa

Friday, 19 December 2014 – Ambassador Otsuka visited two neighboring villages in the Bekaa, Anjar and Kfar Zabad in the occasion of the completion of the two projects funded by the Government of Japan through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).

The first project which was completed by the Haratch-Calouste Gulbenkian Secondary School, enabled the rehabilitation of the school premises, including a renovated central heating system, waterproofing works and the rehabilitation of the bathrooms. The project was intended to improve the educational environment for more than 240 students in the village of Anjar.
The second project, which was implemented by Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) was for the water rehabilitation and management at the Hima Kfar Zabad Wetlands and Springs. This project aimed at improving the water quality by preventing the contamination of the water source and supporting the livelihood of the local communities as well as the surrounding 30 villages which benefit from the spring and the wetlands of the Hima.