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On 9th February, the Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia, His Excellency Mr. Akio EGAWA, presented on behalf of the Government of Japan, a Grant amounting to 101, 509 United States Dollars, or approximately 490 Million Zambian Kwacha to Chipembi Farm College to facilitate the implementation of The Project for Rehabilitation of Agricultural Machinery Maintenance and Repair Centre and Construction of New Building of Chipembi Farm College.
On 24th February, the Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia, His Excellency Mr. Akio EGAWA, signed on behalf of the Government of Japan, a grant contract with Mr. Shunsuke Suzuki, the Representative of the Association of Medical Doctors of Asia -Multisectoral and Integrated Development Services, under the Japanese Grant Assistance for Japanese NGOs scheme.
- The Government of Japan has decided
to extend general project grant aid to contribute to the implementation
of the Project for the Improvement of the Medical Equipment of the University
Teaching Hospital totaling a maximum of 324 million JPY to the Republic
of Zambia. Notes to this effect were exchanged on December 11 (Fri) (local
time: same day) in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia, between Mr. Hideto
Mitamura, Japanese Ambassador to Zambia, and the Honourable Dr. Situmbeko
Musokotwane, MP Minister of Finance and National Planning of Zambia.
At the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV) convened in Yokohama last May, the participants compiled the Yokohama Action Plan that lays out assistant measures to be implemented by countries or organizations.
1.The Government of Japan has decided to extend food aid totaling 930 million yen through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to countries and regions in need of food in a fragile transitional stage. Notes to this effect were exchanged on December 15 (Fri) in Rome between Mr. Yuji Nakamura, Japanese Ambassador to Italy, and Ms.
- The Government of Japan has decided to extend food aid totaling 1.28 billion yen (approximately US$ 11.3 million) through the World Food Programme (WFP) to seven countries in Africa: victims of Darfur conflict in the western part of Sudan and Chad who are suffering from "the world's worst humanitarian crisis"; southern African countries facing serious food crisis caused by drought; and such countries as Liberia in need of food being in an unstable transitional stage from conflict to peace. Notes to this effect were exchanged on October 28 (Fri) in Rome between Ms.
- The Government of Japan has decided
on the extension of food aid totaling 900 million yen through the World
Food Programme (WFP). Notes to this effect were exchanged on December 17
(Fri) (Japan time) in Rome between Ms. Nobuko Matsubara, Japanese Ambassador
to Italy, and Mr. James T. Morris, Executive Director of WFP.
- On February 18 (Wednesday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance of a total of 1,201,020.58 US dollars through the Trust Fund for Human Security for the project "Zambia Initiative-Development through Local Integration" to be implemented by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
From Press Conference
Mr. Okuyama: I would also like to draw your attention to the press release issued yesterday about food assistance to people in Southern Africa. The Government of Japan has decided to extend food assistance in the amount of 1.1 billion yen through the World Food Programme (WFP) to people suffering in Southern Africa, namely the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Republic of Malawi, the Kingdom of Swaziland and the Republic of Zambia.
The notes were exchanged to this effect in Rome yesterday between our Ambassador to Italy, Ms.
On August 21 (Wed), the Government of Japan decided to extend food aid amounting to approximately 30 million US dollars to seven countries in the southern part of Africa (Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Angola), which are facing a serious food crisis.
Of this assistance, 12.4 million dollar emergency grant aid will be provided in early September through the World Food Programme (WFP). Additional food aid of approximately 17.6 million dollars will be extended later through the WFP or as bilateral assistance.