The government of Japan has granted Ukraine $335,000 under five projects in the sphere of education and health care in four regions of Ukraine – Ivano-Frankivsk, Zakarpattia, Lviv, and Cherkasy regions.
The signing ceremony of relevant agreements with the participation of Ambassador of Japan to Ukraine Shigeki Sumi took place in Kyiv on Tuesday.
"Our government has previously helped Ukraine in the defense sector, and now we have begun to support projects aimed at ensuring the safety of every person. I am confident that for the sake of defense one should not curtail programs aimed at educating or stepping up safety of each person, or aimed at improving medical services and children's education," the ambassador said.
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The grants cover five projects. An ultrasonic diagnostic device will be bought for Rohotyn central district hospital and Katerynopil central regional hospital each. Four monitors for patients, hematology and blood chemistry analyzers will be purchased for Lviv regional children's hospital. Some kindergartens in the city of Uzhgorod will get kitchen appliances.
As was reported earlier, last year Japan provided Ukraine with financial support worth $1.85 billion for stabilization of the macroeconomic situation and the facilitation of reforms.