Nepal Foreign Affairs (Kathmandu, Nov. 25)– Japan has decided to extend financial assistance of US Dollars 90,440.00to the Nepal Red Cross Society, the Embassy of Japan in Kathmandu said in a statement on Wednesday.
This financial assistance is extended under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) scheme of the Government of Japan in Japan’s Fiscal Year 2015, the embassy said.
A Grant Contract relating to this project is scheduled to be signed between Japanese Ambassador to Nepal Masashi OGAWA and Secretary General of the Nepal Red Cross Society Dev Ratna Dhakhwa on November 26 at the embassy.
The Nepal Red Cross Society has been providing health services to local people in cooperation with the Nepal Government and local medical institutions.
The Nepal Red Cross Society has 167 ambulance service stations and provides ambulance services for patients and the transportation of blood, particularly as there are a lot of areas which still lack access to hospitals.
” The Government of Japan will support to provide, through this Assistance, one ambulance each to four Chapters of the Nepal Red Cross Society, namely, Morang, Gulmi and Pyuthan District Chapters and Udayapur District Katari Sub-chapter. Ambulances are in high demand in these areas. It is expected these ambulances will improve people’s access to hospitals where they will receive the necessary emergency treatments,” the embassy said in the press statement.
The Embassy of Japan has expected that this project both to be successful and to enhance the cordial friendship between the peoples of Japan and Nepal.