The Governments of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Japan have signed a document which facilitates the transfer of approximately one million US.S dollars to the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO).
According to the API, the signing which took place last Friday December 5th, was a follow up to the Japan Aid Project that was signed in September by Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves and Masa-toshi Sato, Counsellor at the Embassy of Japan in Trinidad and Tobago.
In September a grant agreement of approximately six million U.S. dollars was signed between both countries to assist with rehabilitation in the wake of destruction caused by the December 2013 floods.
About one million U.S. dollars was allocated for the provision of industrial products to contribute to the economic and social development of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) made the request on behalf of the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The additional five million US. Dollars is expected to go towards equipment maintenance in the area of Fisheries. Deputy Director of NEMO, Michelle Forbes and Tomoko Nikai of the International Co-operation System signed on behalf of both Governments on Friday.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Japan officially established diplomatic relation in 1980.