Signing Ceremony of New Project on Reproductive Health Improvement in Ermera Municipality
On 8 February 2021, a grant contract signing ceremony of project ‘Improving Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) in Ermera Municipality” was held at the Embassy of Japan in Timor-Leste.
For the first year of three-year-project, Government of Japan provides US$ 636,804 to Japanese NGO “Frontline” under the scheme of “Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects”. The signing of Grant Contract was witnessed by H.E. Mr. Bonifácio Mau Coli dos Reis, Vice-Minister of Health and Mr. José Martinho dos Santos Soares, President Authority of the Ermera Municipality.
Mr. Masami KINEFUCHI, Ambassador of Japan stated "COVID-19 pandemic has clearly shown us that we urgently need to upgrade health and medical sector in this country, and we will continue to expand our cooperation to support efforts of Timor-Leste for this cause. I am sure this new project will also become an important step for the people of Ermera for their good health and well-being".
The project aims to improve maternal and child health, which directly benefits 30,000 mothers and children, and health care workers in Ermera.
GGP Signing Ceremony: Rehabilitation of Dom Bosco Fatumaca in Baucau” and “Construction of Primary School Building in Orlalan Village, Laclubar, Manatuto
On 23 February 2021, the Embassy of Japan in Timor-Leste held a signing ceremony for grant contract of “Rehabilitation of Dom Bosco Fatumaca in Baucau” and “Construction of Primary School Building in Orlalan Village, Laclubar, Manatuto” under GGP program. The Government of Japan decided to provide US$90,909 to Dom Bosco Fatumaca and US$90,781 to Leobalu Foundation to implement these projects. H.E. Armindo Maia, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports and H.E. Masami, KINEFUCHI Ambassador of Japan delivered a speech at the ceremony.
Ambassador KINEFUCHI expressed his appreciation to Dom Bosco Fatumaca and Leobalu Foundation, and emphasized the importance of these projects by stating; “constructing good buildings and facilities is very important, because schools are a symbol of hope as your nation’s future depend on them”. These projects will be completed in a year, improving educational environment for more than 700 Timorese students.