Sign­ing Cer­e­mony of Ex­change of Notes un­der the Ja­panese Grant Aid and Grant Con­tracts un­der the Grant As­sis­tant for Grass­roots Projects (GGP)

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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.

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