Japan provides a fire-engine under Grant Assistancefor Grasroots Human Security Project


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Japan provides afire-engine under GrantAssistancefor Grasroots Human Security Project(GGP)
Malé, February 19, 2019, The Government of Japan has provided a second hand fire-engine (which is equivalent to USD 88, 449) under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP) scheme. The fire engine would be  utilized for disaster preparedness and response in Maldives.
The Grant Contract was signed between Her Excellency Ms. Keiko Yanai, Ambassador ofJapan to Maldives and Mr. Hisan Hassan, Chief Executive of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) at a ceremony held in NDMA this morning. 
It is pertinent to mention that in the year 2015, the Government of Japan offered a grant assistance of 600 million Japanese yen (equivalent to USD 5.5 million) and, in the year 2017, a grant assistance of500 million Japanese Yen (equivalent to USD 4.6 million) was offered to the Government ofRepublic ofMaldives, to contribute to the National Disaster Centre’s (now known as NDMA) mission in giving immediate response and aid in the event ofany kind of disaster.

hese grant aids were utilized to enhance the capacity offirefighting services. The Government and people of Japan hope that the vehicle will benefit NDMA for effective and efficient response to fire and rescue services.