South Sudan: Launching of the Project funded by the Government of Japan for construction of boreholes and latrines in urban communities in Juba II, South Sudan

Juba, 19 March 2018 – The Japanese Ambassador to South Sudan H.E. Seiji Okada and the Executive Director of Nurture South Sudan Kwany Dan Dau launched the project for construction of boreholes and latrines in Juba II, by signing a project grant contract on March 19, 2018. The project is going to benefit a poor population of approximately 22,000 people in Juba II, one of the suburbs of Juba City. This project is one out of many projects which the Government of Japan had offered as a Grassroots Assistance to people of South Sudan.

H. E Ambassador of Japan to South Sudan Mr. Seiji Okada explained that his government support various sectors in South Sudan, ranging from Humanitarian, Capacity Building, and Development assistance. “This project is very important. Once it is completed, it will provide clean water to people of Juba II. Water is a basic need and it is vital to all human being’s life. Government of Japan always remain committed to support grass-root assistance in this country”.

Mr. Kwany Dan Dau, The Executive Director of Nurture South Sudan, made a brief speech on behalf of his organization particularly about the important of the project. He said, “We are very grateful today for the launch of the project funded by Japanese government to provide safe water, appropriate sanitation and hygiene services to the poor communities in Juba II. The support will increase access to safe water for over 22,000 individual children, women and men in Juba II who have been at risk of WASH related diseases infection. Furthermore, the availability of water source within the community will reduce the amount of time and energy that women and girls exerted to collect water from far located stream and wells.”

For further information, please contact:
Kwany Dan Dau: Executive Director, Nurture South Sudan:
Phone : +211 (0) 914853453 ; E-mail: nurture.southsudan@gmail.com
Takanobu Nakahara: Head of Cooperation/ Humanitarian Section, Embassy of Japan in South SudanPhone: +211 (0)959 003152; E-mail: takanobu.nakahara@mofa.go.jp

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