Japan provides $85,247 grant to build up people’s skills on loom


Japan has committed to provide a grant of $85,247 to a Bangladeshi NGO — National Development Programme (NDP) – for training people on loom in Sirajganj.

Japanese Ambassador Ito Naoki signed a deal with Alauddin Khan, executive director of NDP at the Japanese embassy in Dhaka for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGHSP) today.

The grant would be used for building a loom skill training centre and installing equipment for practical training, according to a statement from Japanese embassy.

Through the project, annually 1,175 people can receive trainings on loom related skills and that is expected to increase in income and create jobs in loom industry in Sirajganj, which is famous for loom fabrics in Bangladesh, but the sector does not yield competitive market price due to lack of skills.

Japan has supported 194 NGO projects through its Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGHSP) since 1989.

The total sum of these GGHSP grants extended to NGOs in Bangladesh to date amounts approximately to $15 million.

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