Four Grant Assistance Projects for Bhutan to be signed in the amount of 576 million Yen

The signing ceremony of documents for four grant assistance projects under Japan’s ODA scheme, namely, the Exchange of Notes (E/N) for “The Project for Improvement of Medical Equipment at the National and Regional Referral Hospitals”, as well as Grant Contracts (G/Cs) for “The Project for Provision of Equipment for National Mushroom Centre”, “The Project for Provision of Medical Equipment for Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital”, and “The Project for Construction of Girl’s Hostel at Chungkha Primary School in Chhuka”, will be held on 3rd March 2017, at the Embassy of Japan in New Delhi.

In this ceremony, the E/N and G/Cs for the above-mentioned projects will be signed between H.E. Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan, and H.E. Maj. Gen. Vetsop Namgyel, Ambassador of Bhutan to Japan.

The total amount of the four projects is around 576 million Yen. Details of each project are as follows:
 
1. Grant Aid
“The Project for Improvement of Medical Equipment at the National and Regional Referral Hospitals” (Counterpart: Ministry of Health)
This project, the amount of which totals 551 million Yen, provides high-level medical equipments, such as CT scanner, to the National Hospital in Thimphu, and Regional Referral Hospitals in Mongar and Sarpang.
 
2. Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP)
(1) “The Project for Provision of Equipment for National Mushroom Centre” (Recipient Organization: National Mushroom Centre)
This project, the amount of which totals around 8.4 million Yen, provides equipments like ‘sawdust crusher mill’ and ‘high temperature and pressure cubic sterilizer’ to cultivate and distribute the good quality mushroom spawn.
 
(2) “The Project for Provision of Medical Equipment for Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital” (Recipient Organization: Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital)
This project, the amount of which totals around 8.5 million Yen, provides equipments to inspect ‘the hearing’ and ‘sleep apnea syndrome’ for the National Hospital in Thimphu.
 
(3) “The Project for Construction of Girl’s Hostel at Chungkha Primary School in Chhuka” (Recipient Organization: Chungkha Primary School)
This project, the amount of which totals around 8.3 million Yen, constructs a girl’s hostel at Chungkha Primary School in Chhuka.
 
The Government of Japan hopes that these four new grant projects will help to reinforce the quality of living standard of the people in Bhutan by improving agricultural development, medical and educational environment, and further strengthen the friendship and cooperation, as well as expand the people-to-people exchanges, between Japan and Bhutan.