Holding of the Reconstruction Support Committee regarding the donation of 100 million US dollars from the State of Qatar

October 14, 2011

  1. On Friday, October 14, from 10 to 12 AM, the first meeting of the Reconstruction Support Committee (RSC) was held to discuss how to best utilize the donation of 100 million dollars from the Government of the State of Qatar in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake.

  2. At the meeting, it was confirmed that concrete projects will be decided by the end of the year as stated in the Joint Statement of the sixth meeting of the Japan-Qatar Joint Economic Committee.

  3. Confirming that agriculture and fishery are major industries in affected areas of the earthquake, and that assistance in the area of education and health is also needed, all the participants shared the view that projects will be identified at first in the fields of agriculture and fishery, among others.
    • (*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)

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