On September 21, 2018, the Opening Ceremony was held outside the village of Ergneti, in the Shida Kartli region of Georgia, concerning the Project for “Explosive Remnants of War and Mine Clearance in the Area of Administrative Boundary Line with Tskhinvali Region”, which has been implemented within the framework of “Grassroots and Human Security Grant Assistance Programme” of the Government of Japan. The Ceremony was attended by H.E. Mr. Tadaharu Uehara, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Georgia, Mr. Nick Smart – Regional Director of HALO Trust and representatives of local government.
The Grant Contract of the above-mentioned project was concluded on March 2, 2017, between the Embassy of Japan and HALO Trust. This project has been advanced in close cooperation with the local self-government. Under this project, Japan has provided a grant for de-mining and clearance in the area of the Administrative Boundary Line with Tskhinvali Region. This project allowed to clear over 137 hectares of land and make it safe for 153 500 residents. The budget of the project was 346 000 USD.
Project Opening Ceremony: “Explosive Remnants of War and Mine Clearance in the Area of Administrative Boundary Line with Tskhinvali Region” of “Grassroots and Human Security Grant Assistance Programme” provided by the Government of Japan
September 21, 2018