Signing Ceremony of Exchange of Notes under the Japanese Grant Aid and Grant Contracts under the Grant Assistant for Grassroots Projects (GGP)
On 15 March 2016 in New Delhi, Ambassador V. Namgyel of Bhutan to Japan and Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu of Japan to Bhutan signed the Exchange of Notes under the Japanese Grant Aid “The Project for Improvement of Machinery and Equipment for Construction of Rural Agriculture Road (Phase III)” with assist- ance amounting to 966 million Yen.
The two Ambassador’s also signed three Grant Contracts under the Grant Assistant for Grassroots Projects (GGP), ‘The Project for Provision of Patrol Cars to Community Police Centers in Paro, Wangduephodrang and Trashigang” amounting to 15.3 million Yen, “The Project for Installation of Safe Water Supply System in Samthang, Wangduephodrang” amounting to 2.8 million Yen, and “The Project for the Construction of RNR Centre for Subtropical Horticulture Development in Panbhang, Zhemgang” amounting to 7 million Yen.
Speaking at the signing ceremony held at the Japanese Embassy in New Delhi, Ambassador V. Namgyel conveyed the appreciation of the Royal Government of Bhutan to the Government of Japan for its steadfast support to Bhutan’s development for many years which has contributed to improving the quality of life of the Bhutanese people. He said that these four grant projects will further enhance the quality of life and help reinforce the human security of the people of Bhutan through improved security, hygiene and sanitation, and agricultural development in Bhutan.
Ambassador V. Namgyel said that as the two countries celebrate the so” Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, these projects stand as further testimonies of the excellent ties of friendship, understanding and cooperation between the two countries. He also conveyed the deep appreciation of the government and people of Bhutan to the government and people of Japan for their continued generous assistance and friendship.