The Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for “the Mission for the Enchancment of the Eye Hospital within the District Badin, Sindh” was held on the Japan Info and Tradition Middle of the Consulate-Normal of Japan at Karachi. The Authorities of Japan prolonged a grant of US$104,534 (roughly Rs. 10.2 million) to Layton Rahmatullah Benevolent Belief (LRBT) beneath the scheme of the Grant Help for Grassroots Human Safety Tasks (GGP). The settlement was signed by Mr. Akira Ouchi, Consul-Normal of Japan and Mr. Khawaja Zafar Hussain, Chairman of LRBT. On the signing ceremony, the Consul-Normal Mr. Ouchi expressed his honest hope that this venture would assist to offer sufficient and free eye remedy to people who find themselves unable to afford the remedy and so they may get pleasure from their regular life with out difficulties.
Speech by Mr. Akira Ouchi, Consul-Normal of Japan, Karachi,
on the event of the Grant Contract Signing Ceremony
on August sixth, 2013
Honorable Chairman of Layton Rahmatullah Benevolent Belief, Mr. Khawaja Zafar Hassan,
Women and Gents.
It offers me an incredible pleasure to attend this grant contract signing ceremony for the Mission for the Enchancment of the Eye Hospital within the District Badin, Sindh right now. The grant contract, which has simply been signed for increasing the Operation Theater Constructing in Tando Bago and equipping the constructing with a phaco emulsification system and a generator, quantities to 104,534 USD, which is equal to roughly 10.2 million Rupees. As a part of the Official Growth Help (ODA) to creating international locations, the Authorities of Japan provides a Program to assist non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and group based mostly organizations (CBOs) which are working particularly within the social improvement sector. Often known as the GGP (Grant Help for Grassroots Human Safety Tasks), it offers versatile and well timed assist to small-scale improvement tasks, which purpose to enhance the social well-being of the individuals on the
grassroots degree. Since 1989, the Embassy of Japan in Pakistan has been implementing this grant scheme for greater than
200 tasks all through Pakistan and the Consulate- Normal of Japan at Karachi additionally initiated this scheme of help in 2009 and it’s my honor to announce that the Consulate-Normal of Japan at Karachi has determined to offer grant help to this venture because the ninth venture. LRBT is dedicated to stopping sufferers from sufferings brought on by eye ailments by offering free eye remedy with the mission that no man, lady or baby ought to turn out to be blind simply because they can not afford the remedy. It presently manages the 17 hospitals and 44 group eye well being facilities and treats 36% of all eye sufferers in Pakistan. I wish to commend LRBT’s super efforts since its institution, and to say that its large success and recognition in Pakistan are actually worthy of reward. It is my nice pleasure to implement this venture to enhance the primary LRBT Eye hospital in Tando Bago, established 27 years in the past. By this venture, extra surgical procedures might be performed in a newly constructed and enlarged operation theater. And I sincerely hope that this venture will allow extra individuals to get pleasure from their regular life with out difficulties.
I might conclude my remarks by saying that Japan and Pakistan have loved a few years of friendship and cordial relations because the institution of diplomatic ties in 1952 and Japan will proceed to present Pakistan with help in lots of fields to additional strengthen our pleasant relationship. And I am sure that this venture will contribute to such an purpose.