Japan assists Mines Advisory Group in Lebanon
(12 March 2010)
Japan supports Mines Advisory Group (MAG) for equipping the Mini Vegetation Cutter. This support is aimed at improving performance and safety of the demining activities in Lebanon. Ambassador of Japan to Lebanon Mr. Koichi Kawakami and Country Programme Manager of MAG, Dr. Christina Bennike, signed the grant contract of US$78,818 to this effect at the Embassy of Japan on 12 March 2010.
This is funded by “Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Project (GGP)” of Japan. Japan’s GGP supports development projects at grass-roots level proposed by such bodies as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and local governmental authorities in Lebanon. Japan has so far extended through GGP more than US$ 9 million since 1996.