The Signing Ceremony of the Grassroots Grant Assistance Project for Improvement of Equipments for Automotive Mechanics Department of The Training Centre in Kinarut
November 17, 2011
Consular Office of Japan at Kota Kinabalu
The Government of Japan extended grant assistance totaling RM 29,200 (US$ 10,053) to The Project for Improvement of Equipments for Automotive Mechanics Department of the Training Centre in Kinarut, Sabah. Mr. Minoru KIKUCHI, Chief-Consul of Japan, signed on behalf of the Government of Japan.
The grant will be used for purchasing six used car engines (called Half cut engine) as training materials in Montfort Youth Training Centre(MYTC) which is located Kinarut, Sabah. And these engines will benefit around 40 youth trainees to improve their skills and technique through the vocational training.
The Government of Japan extends financial assistance to the development projects to meet the diverse needs of the people in developing countries through the scheme of grant assistance. Known as the Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP), this scheme supports the project proposed by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), hospitals, educational institutions and other nonprofit associations. The GGP has acquired an excellent reputation for providing flexible and timely support to development projects at the grass-roots level.
Since 1989, under the GGP, the Government of Japan has extended the assistance in Sabah and Sarawak with 38 small but socially and economically important projects amounting to approximately RM 5.0 million in total (in Sabah, 27 projects amounting to approximately RM 2.9 million). The Government of Japan is always responsive to the good proposals from NGOs and other nonprofit associations to carry out the projects under the GGP.
For further information, please contact Mr. Yoshimitsu KAWAMOTO at Consular Office of Japan at Kota Kinabalu (Tel: 088-254169).