The Government of Japan has provided US$ 83,735 (approximately Rs. 10 million) grant aid for the Project for Improving Fire Units in Export Processing Zones of Sri Lanka under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).
“The Project for Improving Fire Units in Export Processing Zones of Sri Lanka” will help to procure 5 used fire engines and fire protections gears from Japan. The project to be implemented by Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI), would contribute to enhance the safety of human lives by providing upgraded fire fighting and security services in the areas of its operation.
The fire engines and protection gears procured under this project will be deployed to Free Trade Zones in Katunayake, Biyagama and Seethawaka for the better security conditions of industrial areas, factories, machinery, chemical storages and storage yards and also for the safety of the lives of the staff.
The Grant Contract between Mr. Nobuhito Hobo, Ambassador of Japan and Dr. Lakshman Jayaweera were signed recently at the Ambassador’s Residence in Colombo.