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Fiji aid promise

Sherita Sharma
Saturday, December 08, 2012

JAPAN will continue to provide development assistance to Fiji to improve the economic livelihood of Fijians, says Japanese Ambassador Eiichi Oshima.

He was speaking at an official function at his residence in the honour of the Japanese Emperor's 79th birthday on December 23.

President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, First Lady Adi Koila Nailatikau, members of the diplomatic corps and other dignitaries were present at the function.

"In the area of development assistance, Japan always stands by Fiji people to improve the socio-economic well-being and the standard of living for the people," Mr Oshima said.

He said Japan's Official Development Assistance (ODA) has focused on the fields of disaster management, education and climate change.

"Japan has conducted emergency assistance twice in January and March to provide emergency relief goods to the victims of the floods.

"Since the Nadi River basin and surrounding areas are crucial for Fiji's economy, especially tourism, Japan has decided to prduce a feasibility study project of the diversion."

Mr Oshima said Japan has been able to deliver development assistance to many developing countries in the Pacific because Fiji is the hub of the region.

"Japan handed over the Japan-Pacific ICT Centre to the University of the South Pacific this year."





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