The Signing Ceremony of the Grassroots Grant Assistance Project for Establishment of Micro Hydro Electric Power Facility in Long Lamai
March 8, 2012
Consular Office of Japan at Kota Kinabalu
The Government of Japan extended grant assistance totaling US$ 115,702 (Approx. RM350,000) to the Project for Establishment of Micro Hydro Electric Power Facility in Long Lamai. Mr. Koichi Ito, Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Malaysia (伊藤 康一 公使), signed on behalf of the Government of Japan.
The grant will be used for establishing the facility of micro hydroelectric power in Long Lamai community in Miri division which is located near the border with Indonesia, in order to improve the living conditions of people in Long Lamai. The project will be implemented by Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations (ISITI-CoERI), the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS).
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, primary schools, vocational training Centre 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 1996, under the GGP, the Government of Japan has extended the assistance in Sarawak with 12 small-scale but socially and economically important projects amounting to approximately RM 2.4 million in total. (Since 1989, Japan has contributed about RM 14 million to 125 projects in Malaysia)
The Government of Japan is always responsive to good proposals from NGOs and other nonprofit associations to carry out the GGP projects. For further information, please contact Mr. Yoshimitsu KAWAMOTO at Consular Office of Japan at Kota Kinabalu (Tel: 088-254169).