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ICA Belize and Carmelita Government School receive Grant from Japanese Government under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Print E-mail
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Friday, 30 January 2015 00:00

On Monday, February 2nd, 2015, Counselor of the Embassy of Japan, Hiromoto Oyama will sign the Grassroots Human Security Grant Agreements with the ICA Belize and Carmelita Government School at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Belize City.

The “Rejuvenation of West Indian Sea Island Cotton Industry in Belize Project” implemented by ICA Belize is to provide farm equipment to produce more crops in Orange Walk District and valued at $102,029 USD. The West Indian Sea Island Cotton is world renowned as the premium cotton. Though there is a high demand internationally, currently there is not enough production to meet the demands because of the lack of equipment. Belizean Sea Island Cotton industry will aim to be a leading producer by acquiring new equipment.

The “Expansion of the Carmelita Government School project” implemented by Carmelita Government School is to construct 3 classrooms and bathrooms to solve an over populated situation and valued at $103,086 USD. Despite the MOE’s several efforts by adding classrooms, the school still has to divide some rooms to be used by more than one grade. This project will improve the education standards and enhance the learning environment for the children in Carmelita.

The Contract Signing will take place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Withfield Tower 6th floor, 4792 Coney Drive, Belize City, beginning at 9:00 a.m.