Japan donates grant for Qena mobile clinic
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CAIRO: Japan’s ambassador to Cairo Toshiro Suzuki and Chairman of the Women Organization for Development of Rural Women in Qena signed Tuesday a contract that solidifies a Japanese donation for civil projects, according to a Tuesday press release from the Japanese embassy in Cairo.

The donation of $48,148 provided by the Japanese government will purchase a mobile clinic. The clinic will serve six villages in Qena, which are considered to be part of the list of “the poorest thousand villages” announced by the Egyptian government in 2006. Fifty-nine of the villages on the list are in Qena.

During the signing ceremony, Suzuki said supporting and enabling women is one of the priorities of Japan’s development policy.

Suzuki said he hopes the mobile clinic could help in improving health services for locals in Qena, especially women.

According to the press release, this project is part of the Egyptian Network for Integrated Development, which is a five-year initiative that aims to create development projects and sustainable job opportunities in Upper Egypt.

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