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Government of Japan and Japan International Cooperation Agency will provide Grant Assistance to the Project for Urgent Rehabilitation of Water Supply System in the Capital City of Podgorica in Montenegro

May 11, 2010

The Government of Japan has approved the Grant Aid in the amount of 596 million JPY (equivalent to 4.4 million EUR) for above mentioned project in Montenegro. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will soon start to implement the project in cooperation with the Capital City of Podgorica and the Government of Montenegro.
The total amount of Japanese Assistance to Montenegro including this project since 1998 is over 14 million EUR.

Signing ceremony of Exchange of Notes, Grant Agreement and Record of Discussion will be held as follows: (Attendance of all media are welcomed)

Date and Time: Thursday, 13 May 2010, at 15:45
Venue: Villa Gorica
Attended by:
- H.E.Mr. Toshio TSUNOZAKI, Ambassador of Japan,
- H.E.Mr. Milan ROCEN, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro,
- Dr. Miomir MUGOSA, Mayor of capital city Podgorica,
-Mr. Satoru KUROSAWA, Resident Representative of JICA Balkan Office and other guests.

Back ground and outline of the Project:

In the city of Podgorica, rehabilitation of water supply system has been a desire of citizens over the years. Serving approximately 92% of total population of 178,000, the facilities were also facing the serious problem, such as perpetual water shortage in some areas of the city and the water shortage during summer season. To meet this urgent needs, the Government of Japan has decided to assist the City of Podgorica by providing the appropriate equipment and technology through this project.
This Project aims to replace four pumps in “Mareza 2” pump station to recover water supply capacity as per original design. In addition to improving water flow and pressure by replacement of those pump equipment, this project is supposed to solve water failure by providing an appropriate distribution management of monitoring system.

For more information, please contact Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with the following phone numbers/e mails.

JICA Balkan Office
Tel : +381-11-2200-750, Fax : +381-11-2200-761, email: bk_oso_rep@jica.go.jp

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