Japan gives grant to Belize’s Cotton Industry Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 February 2016 00:00

On Monday February 15, the Government of Japan granted $102,029.00 USD to the Cotton Industry in Belize.

The contribution was made under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security projects of the Government of Japan. The project was initiated by cotton farmers in Belize and is represented by Mr. Kensuke Inoue.

With agriculture being one of Belize’s economic pillars the Government of Japan saw it fit to invest in the cotton industry since it provides jobs and development. In a release from the Japanese embassy it states that, “the Embassy of Japan wishes success of this project because the Sea Island Cotton is one of the most potential products to strengthen the relationship between Belize and Japan. Belize produces some of the best cotton in the world.

Attending the granting program were Mr. Hiromoto Oyama from the Embassy of Japan, Honorary Consul General of Japan in Belize - Mr. Monty Sadarangani, Mr. Kensuke Inoue, Mr. Gonzalo Ramirez and the Chief Agricultural Officer, Mr. Roberto Harrison.