Japan provides grant assistance to three NGO’s for development projects

Zubair Qureshi

Japan will provide grant assistance up to US$189,204 (equivalent to around PKR 33 million) to three NGO development projects in Pakistan.

The recipients that will implement the projects are: True Worth Foundation, Rehman Foundation, and Dir Area Development Organization.

The grant contracts were signed between Wada Mitsuhiro, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, and representatives of the three organizations at the Ambassador’s residence on Tuesday.

True Worth Foundation will receive a US$ 62,199 grant (equivalent to around PKR 10.8 million) to install computed radiography, an ambulance, and a generator in Al-Wadood Hospital run by the organi-zation in Islamabad to provide local people with quality medical services at affordable prices.

Rehman Foundation will receive a US$ 65,800 grant (equivalent to around PKR 11.5 million) to install eight dialysis machines in Islamabad Dialysis Center run by the organization to strengthen the implementation structure of dialytic treatment.

Dir Area Development Organization will receive a US$ 61,205 grant (equivalent to around PKR 10.7 million) to construct a micro hydropower station in District Upper Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to supply reliable, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly electricity to local people.

At the signing ceremony, Ambassador Wada of-fered the three organizations his sincere congratula-tions for receiving the grants from the Japanese government. He also hoped that these development projects would contribute to meeting basic human needs and improve the social well-being of Paki-stani people.

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