A similar funding signed recently. Photo credit: SIBC.

A similar funding signed recently. Photo credit: SIBC.

The Japanese Government has approved more than $700,000.00 to construct a two-story classroom building for Katurasele Primary School in South Choiseul.

A signing ceremony for the funding assistance took place at the Japanese Embassy in Honiara today.

Speaking at the ceremony, Japan’s Charge de’ Affaires Tomohiro Odai says a key priority is supporting basic education in Solomon Islands under the Japenese-funded Grassroots and Human Security Scheme.

“One of the priority areas of our assistance under the Grassroots and Human Security scheme in Solomon Islands is supporting basic education through the construction of school facilities such as classrooms for students, staff houses for teachers and so on. We believe that this school project produce a large number of human resources at Katurasele for development and prosperity of Solomon Islands.”

Meanwhile, the Vice Chairman of Katurasele Prime School Matthew Ngalavole has expressed appreciation for the assistance from the Japanese Government, saying the new project now brings happiness and joy to school’s members and communities.

“Today there is happiness and joy in the community that they will own a new double-storey classroom building with new staff houses funded by the Japanese Government. Therefore, I wish with the local community of Katurasele in South Choiseul would like to thank His Excellency Mr Tomohiro Odai and the government of Japan and its people.”

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