Grassroots Grant Assistance Project for Electrification of Community Centre by Solar Energy in Pulau Larapan, Sabah

March 10, 2010

Consulate-General of Japan at Kota Kinabalu

 The Government of Japan has extended grant assistance totaling RM172,190.93 to the Project for the Electrification by Solar Energy on the Island off the East Coast of Sabah state. Mr. Masashi KONO, Consul-General of Japan for Sabah, Sarawak and F.T. Labuan signed on behalf of the Government of Japan.

 The grant will be used for establishing the electrification system by solar energy in the community hall on Pulau Larapan near Semporna in Sabah, in order to improve the living conditions of the people in the island. The project will be implemented by the Centre of Excellence for Rural Informatics (CoERI), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS).

 The Government of Japan extends financial assistance to the development projects designed 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 such bodies as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and local governments. 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 to NGOs and Local Governments in Sarawak and Sabah with 36 small but socially and economically important projects amounting to approximately RM 4.8 million in total.

 For Further information, please contact Mr. OKADA, Vice-Consul of Consulate-General of Japan (Tel: 088-254169).