Japan assists Norwegian People’s Aid in Lebanon
(24 February 2011)
Japan supports Norwegian People’s Aid for equipping the magnetic locators. This support is aimed at improving performance and safety of the clearance activities for unexploded cluster munitions disposal in Lebanon. Ambassador of Japan to Lebanon Mr. Koichi Kawakami and Country Director of Norwegian People’s Aid - Lebanon, Mrs. Wafa Yassir, signed the grant contract of US$73,264 to this effect at the Embassy of Japan on 24 February 2011.
This is funded by “Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Project (GGP)” of Japan. Japan’s GGP supports development projects at grass-roots level proposed by such bodies as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and local government authorities in Lebanon. Japan has so far extended through GGP more than US$ 9.6 million since 1996.