Japanese govt grants USD 73,747 for new health post in Sindhuli

Kathmandu: Ambassador of Japan for Nepal Kikuta Yutaka has signed a grant contract for the construction of a new health post in Sindhuli. The signing ceremony, held at the Embassy of Japan in Kathmandu, saw the formalization of the agreement between Ambassador Yutaka and Siramala Tamang, Chairperson of Sahakarya Nepal, Sindhuli.

The project, funded under the Japanese Government’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP), involves a grant of USD 73,747 (approximately NPR 9.7 million). The initiative aims to support the reconstruction of a health post in Ward No.1 of Golanjor Rural Municipality.

The existing health post, crucial for medical services in Ward No.1 of Golanjor Rural Municipality, faces limitations such as a single examination and treatment room. Additionally, the structure is at a high risk of collapse during earthquakes due to its deteriorated condition, making it unsuitable for providing medical care. The new health post, a key aspect of the GGP initiative, aims to address these challenges and enhance medical services in the region.

The project will be managed by the Golanjor Rural Municipality in collaboration with Sahakarya Nepal, Sindhuli. The municipality has committed to providing essential medical equipment, along with personnel such as doctors, nurses, and other necessary expenses.

The Embassy of Japan expressed optimism about the project’s positive impact on the medical environment in rural areas and the overall health of the community. The initiative is seen as a testament to the enduring friendship between the people of Japan and Nepal, with hopes for continued collaboration for the well-being of future generations.

The Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) was established with the goal of directly benefiting communities at the grassroots level for socio-economic development. Since 1991, over 200 GGP projects have been successfully completed in Nepal, demonstrating Japan’s commitment to supporting and uplifting local communities.