Japan Hands Over Health Training Center and Emergency Shelter (October 12, 2021)

Embassy of Japan

P.O. Box 264, Kathmandu
JEINF No. 39-2021
 October 12, 2021

(Kathmandu: October 12): Japan has handed over a newly-built Health Training Center and Emergency Shelter to the Nona Koirala Smriti Pratisthan in Biratnagar, Morang District today. The new building was built with grant assistance of USD 107,860 under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) of the Japanese Government.
On the occasion, H.E. Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, Mr. KIKUTA Yutaka sent a message congratulating everyone who was involved in the project.  Ambassador Kikuta appreciated all who worked together with the Embassy to complete the project and hoped that the health training center and shelter would become a community asset and serve the local people which is all the more important in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Biratnagar lies in a flood prone area but lacks adequate emergency shelter facilities, causing many people to suffer from infectious diseases. The newly-built facility is also expected to contribute towards improving local knowledge of health and sanitation and serve as a shelter during floods and other calamities.
The Embassy of Japan in Nepal is confident that the project will further strengthen the bilateral relations between Japan and Nepal, deepen the people-to-people friendship between the peoples of the two countries.
GGP that was established to implement projects directly benefiting the people at grassroots level for the socio-economic development of the country, and over 200 projects have been implemented in Nepal since 1991.
Embassy of Japan in Nepal
The Embassy of Japan in Nepal has temporarily changed the office phone number
for remote work as a preventive measure against COVID-19.
(1) Tel: 98510-43741 (2) Tel: 98510-20405
(Our usual number Tel: 4426680 / Fax: 4414101)
E-mail: cultural-emb@km.mofa.go.jp

Ambassador Kikuta's video message for the handover ceremony and photos of the day