Japan govt approves $60,613 for a social development project

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Zubair Qureshi

The Government of Japan has decided to provide financial assistance of $60,613 for a street pavement project in Union Council Beer, Haripur District.
The grant will be provided to Badban Enterprises Development Forum (BEDF)- a local non-government organization in Haripur district.
The agreement for the project was signed here Wednesday by Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan Kuninori Matsuda and head of the recipient organization Saeed Ahmed at the residence of the Ambassador of Japan in the federal capi-
tal.
The grant of $ 60,613 to BEDF will be utilized for the pavement of streets, along with construction of drains, in six different villages of Beer Union Council. At present, due to broken or unpaved streets, mobility of local residents, particularly during rainy days, is extremely difficult.
It is expected that the project will benefit 11,685 individuals of the six villages with better streets infrastructure.
While addressing in the ceremony, Ambassador Kuninori Matsuda congratulated the BEDF for winning the Japanese grant for their development project.
He expressed his hope that the projects will help in ensuring easy mobility to local residents, especially women, children and elderly people of six villa-
ges.
The Government of Japan will continue to support the people of Pakistan to improve their living standard and this project will contribute to strengthen decades long friendly relationship between the people of Japan and Pakistan, Mr. Matsuda said.