Rabat – The Japanese government donated 2.2 million dirhams to three Moroccan associations involved in several fields, including women’s economic empowerment, sustainable agriculture and education.
The donation was presented by Japanese ambassador to Morocco, Tsuneo Kurokawa, during a signing ceremony, held on Monday in Rabat, in the presence of representatives of several Moroccan ministerial departments and members of the associations concerned.
The first project, carried out by “Argana Noumskroud”, a women’s agricultural cooperative. It provides for the construction of a production center of argans in the rural commune of Ameskroud.
The second donation was granted to a project run by an association of agricultural water users in Izergane (province of Taroudant). It is meant to optimize solar energy systems for agricultural operations.
The third project, led by “Dar Talib” association, concerns the development of a boarding school for boys in the southeastern city of Tinghir.
Speaking on this occasion, the Japanese ambassador said that “since 1989, 354 projects have been funded in Morocco through the Non-Repayable Assistance Program, with a total amount of about 165,732,000 dirhams.”