Government of Japan allocates US$ 329,346 for four Grass-roots Human Security Projects in Muminobod district

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June 22, 2010 - Nargis Hamrabaeva

 

 

The Government of Japan allocates US$ 329,346 for four Grass-roots Human Security Projects in Muminobod district. The projects aim to support the people in the district with comprehensive development and poverty reduction.

 

The Government of Japan has granted US$ 81,813 for “The Project for the Construction of Power Transmission Line for Three Villages in Chihildokhtaron Jamoat, Muminobod District,” the Embassy of Japan told the AP. “Lack of electricity in the three villages: Sinjodara, Tagi-tuto and Boghaladod, had affected every aspect of villagers’ life. Without electricity, children in these villages were forced to study in darkness, as the school did not have light. People could not mill their flour produced in the villages without going to neighboring area. The provision of electrical lines to these villages [was] exceedingly desired for [a] long time by the villagers. By installing [a] 4km transmission line under the project, villagers will enjoy their improved life condition with electricity. It will enable public facility such as schools to provide appropriate service. Moreover, villagers will be able to process own products, such as flour. Sustainable electricity supply will activate economic activities and reduce poverty in the area,” the Embassy has said.

 

“The Project for the Rehabilitation of the Road between Ghesh and Sarkoron Village, Kulchashma Jamoat, Muminobod District”, for the total of US$ 81,738, enables rural Kulchashma Jamoat population of 16,000 to access neighboring villages and center of the district. Due to the poor condition of the existing road, villagers in the mountainous area had very limited access to public and medical service especially in winter. The renovation of the 5km road between Ghesh and Sarkoron will ensure improvement of more than 5,000 villagers’ living condition, enabling people to access necessary public and medical service in other area in the District, the source said.

 

“The Project for Upgrading the Agricultural Water Pipe Line in Tutkaul Village, Dehbaland Jamoat, Muminobod District”, for the total of US$ 81,354, has assisted expansion of irrigated land in the rural village. Despite the high production potential of the land, current productivity is quite low due to the poor irrigation system. The mad made canal can easily lose the water, which is leading to the lack of agricultural water. The productivity of the land in the village will be significantly improved, because the updated irrigation canal of 1,100m with metal pipe will ensure the irrigation of 54 hectares. In addition, people can choose profitable crop[,] which they could not take with poorly irrigated land. It will directly increase villagers’ income, eliminating poverty, the source added.

 

In order to enhance the ability of post-harvest, US$ 84,441 has been allocated for “The Project for the Rehabilitation of Agro Products Storage in Hanatarosh Village, Dehbaland Jamoat, Muminobod District”. Fruit growing is one of the most powerful ways to generate income in the area. However, because of lack of storage for crops, huge amount of products do not reach market, resulting in abandonment. By improving the storage where farmers can keep their products in good condition, more products will reach the market. As a result, the income of the villagers will be improved, it said.

 

The Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) provides support to projects in the human security sectors at the grassroots level. GGP is provided to local governments, NGOs, and educational and medical institutions in developing countries. GGP has extended more than US$ 16.9 million for 250 projects in the Republic of Tajikistan since 1996.