The Government of Japan has committed a grant of Seven Million Five Hundred Fifty-Four Thousand Nine Hundred Twenty-Four Japanese Yen, (equivalent to USD 69,953 approximately MVR 1,078,675) for the project to enhance the water security and disaster response capability in Dhanbidhoo Island, Laamu Atoll under its Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP) scheme.
The Grant Contract was signed between Her Excellency Mrs. Takeuchi Midori, Ambassador of Japan to the Maldives, and Mr. Ibrahim Mimrah, President of Hadhdhunmathee Dhanbidhoo Council
The project funds for:
- The renovation of the rainwater storage system in Dhanbidhoo Island. This assistance will enforce effective rainwater harvesting and ensure that the island will have a dependable and safe source of the water.
- The development of the community center in the island. With this facility, vocational trainings and skill development programs can be conducted for the residents in the island. The building will also be utilized as an evacuation facility in case of natural disasters.
The GGP is part of the Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) implemented by the Embassy of Japan in Maldives in order to empower people at the grassroots level. Since 1996, the GGP has been implemented in broad areas such as education, environment, health, transportation and energy in order to contribute to sustainable development of the Maldives