Conclusion of the Exchange of Notes for "the Project for Groundwater Development in Luapula Province Phase 2"
On 2nd June 2011, the Government of Japan exchanged Notes with the Government of the Republic of Zambia concerning the provision of Grant Aid amounting to 712 million yen, approximately equivalent to 8.7 million United States dollars, or 41 billion Zambian Kwacha, for the implementation of the Project for Groundwater Development in Luapula Province Phase 2. The Notes for the Grant Aid were signed and exchanged in Lusaka, between H.E. Mr. Akio Egawa, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia and Honourable Dr. Situmbeko Musokotwane, MP, Minister of Finance and National Planning.
The Project will involve the drilling of 216 boreholes and the setting up of a sustainable operation and maintenance system for the boreholes in Luapula Province where the access rate to safe water is the lowest in the country.
This Project is expected to benefit more than 54,000 people. Stable supply of safe water is not only essential for good health and decent living conditions but also contributes to the freeing of women and children from walking long hours and distances in search of water. This, in turn, enables women to expand their role in the society and more children to enroll and attend school.
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* This is a photo of "the Project for Groundwater Development in Luapula Province" (Phase 1).