Japanese government finances four projects in Georgia

Japanese government finances four projects in Georgia

The government of Japan has signed four agreements with Georgia today to finance three green policy and one demining projects, the total cost of which is $293,264.

The agreement was signed and the projects will be implemented within the ‘Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects’.

The four projects are:

  1. The construction of potato storage units in Georgia’s Tsalka municipality that will allow the local population of Eco-migrants to increase their income. The project will be carried out by organizations Environment and Development and Bediani Children Center. The grant amount for this project is $86,526.
  2. The construction of two workshops to produce biological bricks in Tsalka municipality. This project is going to substitute the use of firewood with biologically clean bricks and will create a good precedent for replication, to potentially avoid deforestation in Georgia. It will also cost about twice less than firewood, which is very important for poverty alleviation among ecological migrants, residing in Tsalka. Grant amount is $71,498.
  3. The rehabilitation of the building to create the Agricultural Hub in Akhaltsikhe, which will involve an agricultural laboratory and training center for farmers. The laboratory will provide the possibility to test soil, water and dairy products. This project will help to produce biologically clean agricultural produce and to promote responsible farming among the local population. Grant amount: $71,547.
  4. Humanitarian Demining by HALO Trust in the village Chonto in the Imereti region, which will help to make the area safe for the local population. Grant amount: $63,693.

The Human Security Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP) provides assistance to relatively small projects and aims at improvement of human security in Georgia.

Since 1998, 170 GGP projects have been financed in Georgia by the government of Japan, totaling $17,171,529.

Source: http://agenda.ge/en/news/2019/557