The Japanese government is providing $311,814 (approximately Rs. 36 million) for the "Support for Livelihood of Returnees in Batticaloa District (Phase 2)" to be implemented by JEN, a Japanese humanitarian NGO, under the Japan-NGO Cooperation Grant scheme.
The project contributes to construct 40 agro-wells, provide 40 water pumps, and to conduct workshops to strengthen communities in the 8 Grama Niladhari Divisions of Kiran and Chenkalady District Secretary division in Batticaloa. It is envisaged that the project provides stable water supply, ensures livelihood and food security, and improves income of 1,000 people, the embassy said in a statement.
The project is the fourth phase of the "Livelihood Project for Returnees in Batticaloa" that JEN has implemented since 2007 through the Japan-NGO cooperation Grant scheme as well as the "Japan Platform (JPF)," an umbrella organization for conducting emergency humanitarian assistance outside Japan under the partnership among the Japanese Government, NGOs, private sector, and economic sector.