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At the request of the Government of Sri Lanka, the Government of Japan has agreed to provide grant assistance amounting to Japanese Yen one thousand and Six hundred million (approximately LKR 3.3 billion) under the Japanese Economic and Social Development Programme, considering the requirements of diversified fields namely marine environment, healthcare, vocational training and fishing.

The Exchange of Notes pertaining to the above grant were signed by the Secretary to the Ministry of Finance, Economic Stabilization, and National Policies, Mr. K.M. Mahinda Siriwardana, on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka and His Excellency the Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka, Mr. MIZUKOSHI Hideaki on March 18, 2024.
The following activities will be implemented under the above grant assistance.

a) Provision of four vessels for oil boom with the necessary accessories, a generator, and a cargo truck with a crane for improving oil spill response and management of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard;

b) Provision of portable ultrasonic scanners, gynecological examination tables, a laparoscopic system, mammography, fetal heart raters, and infant warmers for improving the maternal and pediatric care in Northern Province and industrial sewing machines, zigzag (industrial) machines, overclock (5 thread) machines, and button holder (5 thread, industrial) machines for dressmaker courses at vocational training centers in Northern Province;

c) Provision of a petrol boat, a rigid-hull inflatable boat, lighted buoys, and HG radio transceivers, for ensuring the safety of fishermen in Northern and Eastern provinces;

The Agent Agreements for the procurement of equipment and implementation of above projects were signed between Mr. Ajith Abeysekera, Director General, Department of External Resources on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka, and Mr. NOMURA Tetsuya, Project Manager, Japan International Cooperation System (JICS), on April 24, 2024, at the Ministry of Finance, Economic Stabilization, and National Policies.

Ministry of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policies
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On April 24, 2024



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