Grassroots Human Security Grant Aid to Iraq (Governorate of Al Muthanna including Samawah)

July 12, 2004

  1. The Government of Japan has decided to extend a grassroots human security grant aid of about 3,680,000 dollars (about 404 million yen) in total to the Water Department of the Governorate of Al-Muthanna to cope with water shortages in the Governorate including Samawah.

  2. With this grant aid, 26 water tankers (each with a capacity of 20 tons of water; totaling 520 tons) and 304 water tanks (each with a capacity of 10 tons of water; totaling 3,040 tons) will be provided to supply the residents in the Governorate of Al-Muthanna with hygienic water. In June this year, Japan decided to provide the Water Department of the Governorate with five water-purifying systems. The water tankers and tanks to be procured by this project will enable water purified by these systems to be distributed to the residents.

  3. Hygienic water will be provided by this project to about 90,000 residents who live in areas with poor water supply and it is expected to stabilize the living condition of the people in the Governorate.

  4. To carry out this project, the Government of Japan will continue to work closely with the Ground Self-Defense Force troops now dispatched to Samawah.

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