The Signing Ceremony of Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP) for FY2016

On 22nd March, 2017, the joint signing ceremony of Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (FY2016) for six organizations was held at the Embassy of Japan.


         
                          Speech by Ambassador Mr. Yamamoto                                                              Left: Mr. Antonio, Executive Director of the National Hospital
                                                                                                                                                       Centre: Ms. Soares, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Health
                                                                                                                                                       Right: Mr. Yamamoto, Ambassador of Japan to Timor-Leste


         
Left: Mr. Valentin, Director (Timor-Leste Renovation Foundation)                                                                    Stakeholders of projects on health 
Centre: Mr. Pereira, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Public Works, Transportation and Communication
Right: Mr. Yamamoto, Ambassador of Japan to Timor-Leste


         
                        Stakeholders of projects on water supply system                                                                Stakeholders of projects on school building


1. Project profiles
(1) “The Project for Expansion of Emergency Department and Renovation of Waiting Area at the National Hospital in Dili Municipality” (Organization: Guido Valadares National Hospital, Total grant: US$83,000)
To improve the medical environment, the Emergency Department will be expanded up to 50m2 and Waiting Area to be shared with all departments will be renovated (contents: three examination rooms, an office, a medicine storage room, a reception at the waiting area and two toilets).
 
(2) “The Project for Construction of Public Clinic in Uabubo Village, Ossu Post-administrative, Viqueque Municipality” (Organization: Enrichment of Talented Development in Timor-Leste, Total grant: US$83,299)
To improve medical services for residents living in remote areas, a public clinic will be constructed at the above village (contents: an examination room, a pregnant women’s consultation room, a delivery room, a hospital room, an office, a pharmacy, a laboratory, two waiting rooms and three toilets).
 
(3) “The Project for Construction of Water Supply System in Lahae Village, Aileu Post-administrative Aileu Municipality” (Organization: Timor-Leste Renovation Foundation, Total grant: US$72,455)
For improvement of access to safe water, a water supply system will be constructed at the above village (contents: a water intake, three water distribution tanks (capacity: 40,000 liters, 20,000 liters and 5,000 liters) and distribution pipes (7,218m)). Also, trainings on sustainable use for the system will be carried out.  
 
(4) “The Project for Construction of Water Supply Systems in Poetete Village in Ermera Municipality” (Organization: National Technical Development Union Center Timor-Leste, Total grant: US$82,732)
For improvement of access to safe water, a water supply system will be constructed at the above village (contents: a water intake, four water storage tanks (capacity: 5,500 liters and 3,100 liters×3), distribution pipes (6,500m) and 26 public taps). Also, trainings on sustainable use for the system will be carried out.
 
(5) “The Project for Renovation of Uaitame School in Quelicai Post-administrative, Baucau Municipality” (Organization: Cailalo Foundation, Total grant: US$82,332)
To provide safe and comfortable educational environment for children, a permanent school building (three class rooms, 210m2) based on the standards of the Ministry of Education will be constructed at the above village. Also, in order for children to safely go to school, a rough road (50m) from the village to the school will be repaired.
 
(6) “The Project for Renovation of Batara School in Laclubar Post-administrative, Manatuto Municipality” (Organization: Youth Vocational Training Center Manatuto, Total grant: US$83,237)
To provide safe and comfortable educational environment for children, a permanent school building (three class rooms, 210m2) based on the standards of the Ministry of Education will be constructed at the above village. Also, for improvement of sanitation environment, the existing toilet will be renovated, and a water reservoir tank (capacity: 4,000 liters) will be installed.
 
2. Greeting overview of attendees
Ms. Ana Isabel de Fatima Sousa Soares, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Health
“In the national strategic development plan of Timor-Leste, the health is one of the most important sectors. We are very grateful to the Government of Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency and Japanese NGOs for contribution of improvement of health environment in Timor-Leste.”
 
Mr. Januario da Costa Pereira, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Public Works, Transportation and Communication
“Although water is essential to mankind, access to safe water is still a big problem in Timor-Leste. We appreciate the support from Japan since many people living in rural areas will be able to be benefited through the two projects.” 
 
 
 
Mr. Alfredo Araujo, National Director for Directorate of Partnership and Cooperation in the Ministry of Education
“We would like to thoroughly maintain and manage the school buildings constructed through the cooperation with Japanese people in a proper manner, so that it will be able to be used for a long term such as 10 or 20 years instead of a short period such as one or two years.”
 
Mr. Augusto Pires, Director of Cailalo Foundation
“Today’s signing ceremony is the beginning of the six projects. We, six organizations, will use the support from the Government of Japan and Japanese citizens for the development of Timor-Leste.”


Mr. Yamamoto, Ambassador to Timor-Leste
“We are all working in one direction: to support communities and help improve their daily lives. In this context, sustainable use of infrastructure through appropriate maintenance is important. I would like the recipient organizations, government officials and beneficiaries to be engaged in appropriate and long-term maintenance of the provided infrastructure respectively. I am looking forward to the great achievement of the six projects.”