Press release

The Government of Japan provides assistance worth US$ 303,324 to three Pakistani NGOs for education and water projects


Islamabad: 18 February 2014

The Government of Japan has decided to extend financial support totaling US$ 303,324 (approx. Rs. 32 million) to three Pakistani NGOs, namely, the Citizen’s Foundation (US$ 117,734), Horizon International Trust (US$ 107,080), and Lodhran Pilot Project (US$ 78,510), for education and clean water projects in Punjab and Islamabad. The agreements for the three projects were signed on 18th February, 2014, at the Japanese Ambassador’s residence in Islamabad between H.E. Mr. Hiroshi Inomata, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, and the heads of the three organizations.
The grant to Horizon International Trust will result in the construction of a new middle school in the outskirts of Islamabad (ICT). The assistance to the Citizen’s Foundation will be utilized for the establishment of a primary school in a remote location in District Mianwali (Punjab). Finally, the support to Lodhran Pilot Project will see the installation of water filtration plants in approximately 100 villages of District Lodhran (Punjab).
At the signing ceremony, Ambassador Inomata remarked that Japan’s Official Development Assistance Program to Pakistan gives high priority to the improvement of educational facilities in the country as well as people’s access to clean water. He expressed his hope that these interventions would contribute to uplifting human wellbeing in Pakistan and in doing so would certainly strengthen the friendly relations between the people of Japan and Pakistan. (End)