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SVG signs US$3.5 million agreement with Japan

SVG signs US$3.5 million agreement with Japan
Ambassador of Japan to St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) Mitsuhiko Okada (left) with Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves (centre) at yesterday’s signing ceremony

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A US$3.5 million agreement was signed yesterday by Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves with Ambassador of Japan to St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) Mitsuhiko Okada, for the construction of a Black Fish Facility in Barrouallie.

The signing followed discussions that included the further strengthening of relations between both nations, with a delegation headed by Ambassador Ken Shimanouchi, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of Japan, for Japan and Caricom Relations and UN Affairs.

Discussions were also held about a project to overhaul ‘Little Tokyo’, which the delegation visited on Wednesday with Minister of Transport Julian Francis.

Last week Minister of Finance Camillo MIchael Gonsalves, announced that SVG received two Coast Guard boats valued at EC$4.97 million from Japan.

The Ministry of Health also received items valued at EC$770,000 while the Ministry of Transport received equipment valued at EC$2 million.

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