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Japan hands over firetruck, thermal camera, 3 breathing apparatus to NDMA

Ahmed Aiham
24 February 2020, MVT 22:09
Japanese Ambassador to Maldives Keiko Yanai and Minister of Defence Mariya Ahmed Didi (C) during the handover ceremony. PHOTO: NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
Ahmed Aiham
24 February 2020, MVT 22:09

The Ambassador of Japan to Maldives, Keiko Yanai, on Monday, donated a fully-equipped firetruck, a thermal camera and three sets of breathing apparatus to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

A tweet regarding the handover ceremony. PHOTO: NDMA / TWITTER

At a total value of USD 88,449, the equipment was handed over to Minister of Defence Mariya Ahmed Didi under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP), during a ceremony held at the MNDF Fire and Rescue Shed.

Minister of Defence Mariua Ahmed Didi tahnking Japanese

The Grant Contract signed was signed between Ambassador Keiko Yanai and NDMA on February 19, 2019.

The thermal imaging system and breathing apparatuses will be installed in the Male' Fire Station.

The GGP has funded 19 grassroots projects to date, exceeding a value of USD 2 million since it was implemented in the Maldives in 1996.

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