27 November 2012
The Handing-Over Ceremony for the project for the rehabilitation of the East Demerara Water Conservancy took place on November 23rd, 2012, at Land of Canaan, in Guyana, with the Government of the Republic of Guyana represented by Honourable Samuel A. Hinds, Acting President of the Republic of Guyana and the Government of Japan represented by His Excellency Yoshimasa Tezuka, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Guyana.
This project was funded under the Government of Japan’s Grant Aid Scheme, and is valued at ¥289,000,000 (JPN YEN), the equivalent of approximately US$3,483,000. Through this Grant, special equipment for the rehabilitation of banks of the East Demerara Water Conservancy, including 8 super long arm excavators and 2 pontoons, has been procured and handed over to the Government of Guyana.
In his speech, Ambassador Tezuka highlighted that “the theme of “Disaster Management” continues to hold great significance for Japan. We remember that the Republic of Guyana also suffered a very significant natural disaster in 2005; I believe that Guyana also shares our sentiments regarding disaster management. We would like to continue working together with the Government of the Republic of Guyana towards the creation of a world free from disasters”.
The Government of Japan welcomes further opportunities to work with the Government and the people of the Republic of Guyana, with a view to strengthening the bonds of friendship and mutual understanding which exist between the two countries.
Attached are pictures of the ceremony which may be resized and distributed.
For further information, please contact:
Economic Cooperation Section
Embassy of Japan in Trinidad and Tobago
Tel: (868)-628-5991/3 Ext. 234