Pakistan and Japan Sign $5.3 Million Deal to Revamp Educational Infrastructure

The international community playing its part in helping Pakistan battle the aftereffects of last year’s flood in most parts of Pakistan which caused large-scale destruction to the infrastructure of Sindh Province.

Pakistan and Japan sign $5.3 million deal on Wednesday to rebuild educational facilities in Sindh’s flood-affected districts.

The Economic Affairs Division hosted a signing ceremony for the Exchange of Notes and Grant Agreement pertaining to “The Programme for Reconstruction of Educational Facilities in Flood affected Areas in Sindh” between the governments of Pakistan and Japan.

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Through JICA, the Government of Pakistan has received grant support from the Government of Japan totaling JPY794 million, or approximately $5 million.

This grant aims to fix the problems with Sindh’s educational infrastructure brought on by the high monsoon rains and floods in 2022. In six province districts, nine completely damaged school buildings will be rebuilt.

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Rebuilding school facilities damaged by this award will contribute to providing students with a secure and comfortable learning environment, with an emphasis on improving girls’ access to education.

On behalf of their respective governments, WADA Mitsuhiro, the Japanese ambassador to Pakistan, and Dr. Kazim Niaz, the secretary of the Economic Affairs Division (EAD), signed and exchanged the project’s notes. Joint Secretary of EAD Saeed Ashraf Siddiqi and Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Yasutimsu Kinoshita, signed the grant agreement.

“We hope that the newly established funding project will build not only school buildings but also a more vibrant and resilient future for the upcoming generation of Pakistan,” stated Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Chief Representative KINOSHITA during his speech at the ceremony.

It is important to note that this is the fourth grant aid that the Japanese government has provided to help the development of Sindh province’s educational infrastructure.

It has been stated that because the school buildings supported by Japan in previous projects were built and designed using an analysis of the 2010 floods, they escaped worse damage and destruction during the rainfall and flooding in 2022.

Dr. Niaz expressed his gratitude to the Japanese government and people for their invaluable support and promised to provide all the support required for further collaboration between the two countries. WADA Mitsuhiro, Japan’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Pakistan, reaffirmed his pledge to collaborate closely with the Pakistani government to deepen bilateral cooperation and cordial relations.

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