Japan Assists Public Park Development Project in Addis Ababa

ADDIS ABEBA – Japan has donated today over $71,300 US dollars or nearly 2,500,000 Birr for the ‘Environmental Educational Park Development project’ in Lideta Sub-City Addis Ababa.

The project will be implemented through the Japanese Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).

The signing of the grant contract was held on 21 September 2020 in the presence of Matsunaga Daisuke, Ambassador of Japan to Ethiopia, and Andualem Tenaw, the Director-General of the Ethiopian Cities Association (ECA).

Under this project, Japan supports the provision of tree planting, the supply of park management tools, fences, roof-panels and benches.

The ECA requested Japan’s assistance to develop the park for environmental education purposes.

The implementation of this project will enable students’ practical study in a conducive environment, in addition to its spill-over services to the general public, according to the Embassy of Japan in Addis Ababa.

“The aid helps the park provide greenery to the public, thus contributing to a healthy and beautiful environment to citizens,” it added and congratulated the Ethiopian Cities Association on receiving the grant.

Japan has implemented over 400 projects across Ethiopia since the GGP was introduced in 1989.

Featured Image: File Photo of Addis Ababa city