Japan Ambassador Hiroyasu Kobayashi with First Secretary Minoru Kirihara, during the signing of the project contract. SUPPLIED / 20110413
Eight concrete tanks will be constructed on Mauke to improve the island’s water storage capacity.
The water tank project is through Japan’s grant assistance for grassroots human security plan.
grant contract for the establishment of the water tanks was signed by Japan’s
Ambassador designate to the Cook Islands Hiroyasu Kobayashi last week. Mauke
mayor Vaine Aberahama had signed the agreement on October 30.
will mark Japan’s 28th project assistance to the Cook Islands.
Embassy’s Ryu Austin said the Government of Japan would provide grant
assistance of up to $131,700 to construct eight concrete water tanks.
grant will also include purchase of a mobile water tank for the transfer of
water to remote areas as well as for fire emergencies on the island.
project aims to improve the water storage capacity in the Mauke community and
assist in enhancing community resilience during periods of low rainfall, and by
doing so mitigate the impact of climate change on the Mauke community.”
Embassy hopes the project will create additional symbols of friendship and
cooperation between Japan and the Cook Islands.