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Japanese Environment Minister to Visit Tuvalu

10 August 2006

The Japanese Minister for Environment, Hon. Yuriko Koike (Ms) will be paying an official visit to Tuvalu on August 13th and 14th, according to a press release issued from the Japanese embassy in Fiji.

Minister Koike will be visiting with the Prime Minister and deputy prime Minister of Tuvalu, and will be given a tour to some of the islets of Funafuti to witness the impact of global warming.

On Funafuti, Minister Koike will also attend the handing-over ceremonies for "The Project for Improvement of the Women's Handicraft Centre", and the "Project for Water Supply for Funafuti Island".

Both projects are funded under Japan's Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project Programme (GGP).

Ms. Koike will also be visiting Fiji.


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