February 25, 2011

Japan supports Kassala State

Japan's international development agency has signed an agreement to fund a Capacity Development Project in Kassala State.

The Project aims at providing Kassala State with basic services such as development planning, water supply, agriculture and livelihood, maternal and child health and vocational training with a total value of 17 million US Dollars to be implemented in three years as from May 2011.

The agreement was signed by the Wali (governor) of Kassala State, Mohamed Yousif Abdalla, and the Resident Representative of JICA in Sudan, Kenichi Shishido.

This development funding is part of Japan's $320 million commitment toward the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

This agreement was reported at AllAfrica on February 23, 2011.

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