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Friday, February 24, 2012 - 5.10 GMT
Japan supports livelihood projects in East


The Government of Japan has extended a total of US$ 1,079,116 (approximately Rs. 130 million) for two livelihood projects in Trincomalee and Batticaloa.

The first project titled ‘Livelihood Development Project in Resettlement
Areas in Trincomalee Phase 2’ will support to renovate eight minor tanks and provide agricultural promotion exercises and assistance for dairy farmers. This project will be implemented by Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) and benefit more than 450 families.

The first phase of the project succeeded in strengthening the capacity of individual farmers to increase agricultural and dairy production, and also improving the production capability of a milk processing centre, said Ms. Sonoda, Head of Mission of PWJ. We hope to extend this success to other communities and people in Trincomalee in the second phase of the project, she added.

The second project titled ‘Support for livelihoods of returnees in Southern
Batticaloa District’ will support to construct 11 agricultural wells and provide water pumps and agricultural training. This project will be implemented by JEN, a Japanese NGO and benefit around 250 families, said Ms. Inomata, Head of Colombo Office of JEN.






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