BY BARNABAS MANEBONA
PROJECT construction of classroom building for Peava Primary School at East Gatokae, Western Province, has been given approval by the Embassy of Japan in Solomon Islands.
Ambassador of Japan to Solomon Islands Kenichi Kimiya during the Grant Contract signing Ceremony yesterday with two representatives of Peava PS including the Premier of Western Province Hon Wayne Maepioh congratulated them for the official approval which they submitted to the Embassy in August 2016.
The total amount of assistance for the school to build a two-story classroom building reaches SBD$ 636,663. 60.
“On behalf of the government of Japan, I would like to take the opportunity to say that we are very pleased to contribute to the development for the people of Solomon Islands.
He emphasised to Peava PS representatives that yesterday was just the beginning for them to start implementing the project properly while keeping in their mind that it is a present from the Japanese taxpayers.
“I would like to see the successful completion of your project together in the near future resulting in composing cordial relationship between Japan and Solomon Islands,” said the Ambassador.
Headmaster for Peava PS Mr Webber Patovaki representing the school, community and stakeholders expressed their profound appreciation to the government and people of Japan for accepting and approving to fund the classroom project.
“We will do our best to adhere to the conditions governing this project. At the end of the day, the success of this project depends very much on our partnership.”
Maepioh during the ceremony also took the opportunity to thank Japan on behalf of the people of Western Province.
“Your support through this grassroots project reduces some difficulties the government is also facing. We continue to be inspired by your support in the many projects you have contributed with.”