Signing Ceremony for the Japan Three Green Policy and One De-Mining Projects
On February 28,2019, the signing ceremony was held for the four Projects: Three (3) Green Policy and One (1) Humanitarian De-Mining projects, within the framework of the “Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects”, at the Residence of the Ambassador of Japan.
The signing ceremony was attended by His Excellency Ambassador of Japan to Georgia - - Mr.Tadaharu Uehara, representatives of the central government – Chairmen of the Parliament’s Committee on Regional policy and Self-Government Mr. Zaza Gabunia, Deputy Minister of the Environment Protection and Agriculture – Ms. Khatia Tsilosani, State Governors of Kvemo Kartli and Samtskhe -Javakheti, Mayors and Chairpersons of Sakrebulos of Tsalka and Akhaltsikhe municipalities as well as other members of the central and local government, along with the environmental and agriculture experts , who developed the projects.
Bridge innovation and Development (BRIDGE)in terms of Japan embassy green policy initiated the project for construction of two workshops, to produce biological bricks in Tsalka municipality. The project was developed by experts of BRIDGE and this is going to substitute usage of firewood with biologically clean breaks and will create a good precedent for replication, to potentially avoid deforestation in Georgia. It will also cost about twice less than firewood, which is very important for poverty alleviation among ecological migrants, residing in Tsalka.
The Human Security Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP) assists to relatively small projects and aims at improvement of human security in Georgia. It applies to projects in the field of sustainable agriculture, environment protection, poverty alleviation, public health, education, social protection etc.