Islamabad, 22 February 2022 (TDI): The government of Japan will grant up to US$189,204 to three NGO development projects in Pakistan. The amount is equivalent to around PKR 33 million.

The recipients are Rehman Foundation, True Worth Foundation, and Dir Area Development Organization (DADO). These organizations will implement the projects.

The grant contracts were signed between representatives of the three organizations as well as the Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, WADA Mitsuhiro, at his residence in Islamabad, today.

Ambassador WADA offered the three organizations his earnest congratulations at the signing ceremony, upon receiving the grants from the Japanese government.

He expressed hope that such development projects would help to meet basic human needs along with improving the social well-being of Pakistani people.

He assured that the Government of Japan will persist to help the socio-economic development in Pakistan at the grassroots level by jointly collaborating with local NGOs via grant assistance.

US$ 62,199 grant, equivalent to around PKR 10.8 million, will be granted to the True Worth Foundation to establish computed radiography, a generator, and an ambulance, in Al-Wadood Hospital.

The Hospital is run by the same organization in Islamabad to provide quality medical services to the local people at affordable prices. The computed radiography will facilitate the hospital to conduct PCR testing along with diagnosing many more diseases.

Likewise, by introducing the ambulance, the functional and outreach capacity of the hospital during emergency cases will also be improved.

Another organization to receive the funding is the Rehman Foundation. It will receive a US$ 65,800 grant, equivalent to around PKR 11.5 million, to install eight dialysis machines in Islamabad Dialysis Center.

The Dialysis Center is run by the organization to fortify the implementation mechanism of dialytic treatment. This project will help dialysis patients to regularly undertake the treatment at a minimal cost. Likewise, it will ease the financial and physical strain on them.

Dir Area Development Organization (DADO) will also receive a US$ 61,205 donation equal to about PKR 10.7 million. The organization will use this fund to construct a micro hydropower station in District Upper Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The hydropower station will supply low-cost, reliable, and environmentally-friendly electricity to the natives. The availability of electricity will allow them to use ceiling fans in the summers as well as heating appliances in winter. Also, children will also be able to study under the right illumination level.