PNG receives K13m from Japan for development program

Learning for students in rural areas will be boosted with education materials used for the promotion of EQUITV thanks to K13m from the Japanese Government.

The grant, five hundred million Japanese Yen, is also for the provision of buses that will assist with transport logistics during the APEC 2018 meeting.

The Exchange of Notes for implementing the Social Development Program was signed today between Foreign Affairs Minister Rimbink Pato and Japan’s Ambassador to PNG His Excellency Morio Matsumoto.

The provision of buses and education materials through this non-project grant aid program is in line with the development plans of the Government.

These include the Strategic Plan (PNGDSP) 2010-2030 and Medium Term Development Plan (MTDP 2010-2015).

Ambassador Matsumoto said the Government and people of Japan hopes that this grant assistance will further contribute to strengthening the existing friendly friendship between the two countries.

He said Japan is looking forward to further assisting PNG leading up to the APEC 2018 meeting.

Pato thanked Japan for the assistance and the great friendship which has resulted in the increase in trade and investment between Japan and PNG on all aspects of development.

“We look to the continued support of Japan in so many of the opportunities and partnerships that we are able to work together in the many projects in PNG,” Pato said.

Quintina Naime