Islamabad: The government of Japan has provided funds to be used for the paving of streets in the city of Haripur, according to a news source. Additionally, a part of these funds have been earmarked for the construction of drainage systems in six villages of the Beer Union Council in the Haripur District.
The Japanese Embassy issued a press release in this regard, stating that mobility had become a prevailing problem in these areas, particularly during rainy days. These issues prompted them to release the funds and as a result they are expected to provide better living facilities to over 11,500 households.
The funds amount to USD 60,613, and will be utilised by Badban Enterprises Development Forum (BEDF), which is a non-governmental organisation (NGO). The NGO signed an agreement to this effect with the Japanese Ambassador Kuninori Matsuda on Wednesday. The ambassador congratulated the NGO on winning the grant for this development project, and expressed his hope that these funds would ensure that mobility is no longer an issue for these villages. He added that the Japanese government will continue to support Pakistan and help improve its population’s living standards.