Japan to provide grant for building disaster resilient schools in KP Province

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PESHAWAR: The Government of Japan has decided to provide grant of Japanese Yen 471 millions to UN-Habitat for the project of “The Improvement of Disaster Resilient Schools Infrastructure” in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The main purpose of this grant is to provide a safe and stable educational environment to the students and teachers.

A Grant Agreement (G/A) on the details of implementation of the project was signed and exchanged between Sakamoto Takema, Director General, South Asia Department of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Koresawa Atsushi.

The project will support reconstruction and retrofitting and repairing of 150 schools and construction of 12 new schools.

Expressing his views at the signing of the project, Ambassador Matsuda said, “This project will not only provide disaster-resistant infrastructure of schools in KP province but will also prove a disaster prevention hub for the region.  The ambassador also reaffirmed that Japan will continue to support Pakistan for further strengthening its institutions for disaster management and also improving the facilities in education sector.

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