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Japan Procures Equipment to Bolster Creation of new Value-Added Products

APIA, SAMOA – 01 SEPTEMBER 2023 – The Government of Japan has reaffirmed its commitment and partnership with the Government of Samoa in a significant collaborative initiative to provide Food Processing Machines under its Economic and Social Development Programme (ESDP).

Japan is providing a grant assistance to the amount of JPY 100,000,000 (approximately SAT 2,000,000) to procure Food Processing Equipment such as “Freeze Dryer” and “High Pressure Processing Machine” to support invention as well as creation of new value-added products that will bolster the Scientific Research Organization of Samoa (SROS) research infrastructure and capability.

Signed documents

Signed documents

The project continues the collaboration between the two Governments in developing home grown innovations and solutions to address development challenges and to help Samoa meet its development aspirations and goals, including in its pursuit of economic resilience and stability.

The Exchange of Notes for the project was signed between the two Governments yesterday, 31 August by Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa, Prime Minister of Samoa and H.E. Mr. SENTA Keisuke, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa.

The signing of the Exchange of Notes illustrates the continued friendship and warm relations between Japan and Samoa as both nations celebrate the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic relations.