PRESS RELEASE N0: JPNEMPAK 18-05
The Government of Japan Provides Aid to the Pakistan Red Crescent Society
Islamabad: February 28, 2018The Government of Japan has decided to provide four ambulances and financial assistance of $71,501 to the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) – one of the largest humanitarian organizations working across the country, aiming to further enhance its outreach capacity and coverage to provide emergency assistance in the wake of unexpected calamities and emergencies.
Agreement for this project was signed on February 28, 2018 between the Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Takashi Kurai and Chairman of the PRCS, Dr. Saeed Elahi, at the residence of Ambassador in Islamabad. Mayor of Islamabad, Sheikh Anser Aziz also attended the signing ceremony.
Under the said agreement, the Government of Japan will donate four ambulances to PRCS to operate in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. In addition to the ambulances, a grant of $71,501 will be utilized for transportation cost of ambulances from Japan to Pakistan, their re-conditioning, installation of first aid equipment as well as training of PRCS staff in Islamabad. These four re-conditioned and fully equipped ambulances will sufficiently add up PRCS outreach capacity and coverage in twin cities in the wake of unexpected calamities and emergencies.
While speaking at the occasion of agreement signing ceremony, Mr. Takashi Kurai, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, wished to share joy with PRCS of receiving the grant. He expressed his hope that the addition of four ambulances to the PRCS fleet will enable the organization to even more quickly respond to emergencies and outreach the people who are in immediate need of first aid. Japan will continue to support the people of Pakistan to improve their living standards”, said Ambassador Kurai.
At the signing, Chairman of PRCS, Dr. Saeed Elahi while expressing his views highly appreciated the assistance provided by the Government of Japan for improving the operational capabilities of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society. He thanked the Embassy of Japan for extending this helping hand to effectively address the calamities and emergencies in the twin cities.