Press release

Two social development projects funded by the Government of Japan inaugurated in Faisalabad


Islamabad: 10 March 2014

Mr. Hisashi Tsumura, First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in Pakistan, inaugurated a hospital improvement project and a special children centre expansion project in Faisalabad, on the 9th and 10th of March, respectively. These projects were supported by the Government of Japan under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Programme. The inauguration ceremonies were attended by officials of the implementing non-profit organizations, community members and other notables of the area.
St Raphael’s Hospital, Faisalabad completed the renovation and expansion of its maternity health unit, with a grant of US $ 122,300. It is expected that the improved facilities will enable St. Raphael’s Hospital to provide better maternal health services to the local community at highly subsidized rates.
On the other hand, Tanzeem-al-Lissan Special Children Centre, Faisalabad, completed its expansion project with a grant of US $ 123,833. It is expected to provide high quality rehabilitation services to approxi mately 300 children with intellectual disabilities, either entirely free or at very low rates.
At the inauguration ceremonies, Mr. Tsumura stressed the importance of human security and development for the progress of Pakistan. He also expressed his hope that these projects would greatly benefit the people of Faisalabad, and in doing so would undoubtedly strengthen the existing friendly relations between the peoples of Japan and Pakistan. (End)