A community in Arosi Two, West Makira has received funding assistance, worth $520,000.00 from the Japanese Government to install a water outlet system in the area.
Japan’s Grassroots and Human Security Project Scheme is installing a $3,000.00 gallon water tank and a total of 18 water outlets for the Tawaiabu community.
At the signing ceremony today, Japan’s Charge de’ Affaires in Solomon Islands Tomohiro Odai says five villages within the community will now have sufficient and clean water provided close to their homes.
Mr Odai adds, people in Tawaiabu who have suffered for a very long time due to a lack of an adequate water supply system and the Japanese Government believes the project will improve their living environment.
“On behalf of the people and government of Japan I would like to take this opportunity to say that we are very pleased to contribute to the development for the people of Solomon Islands. Today is the day your community starts to have a huge responsibility to carry out this project properly. We are expecting the community leaders to show us the strong leadership with oneness on the project implementation.”