Bizerte: Japanese donation for purchase of school minibus for Nouvelle Utique school
17/09/2020 17:20, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - The Local Development Association of Utique Nouvelle and the Embassy of Japan to Tunisia signed, on Thursday, a grant agreement for the purchase of a school minibus for the benefit of students of the elementary school of Utique Nouvelle (governorate of Bizerte).

In a statement to TAP, the president of the association, Hafedh Dhaouadi said that this minibus, which will be acquired thanks to the Japanese donation of 173 thousand dinars, will facilitate the movement of students who were forced to walk daily 8 km to reach the school.

For his part, Japanese Ambassador to Tunisia, Shinsuke Shimizu stressed the interest shown by his country in establishing partnerships with the Tunisian associative fabric, particularly those active in the educational field.

The Embassy of Japan to Tunisia had already collaborated with the Local Development Association of Utique Nouvelle in two projects, namely: the redevelopment of the elementary school of Utique Nouvelle with a donation worth 92 thousand dinars and the creation of the dispensary of Utique Nouvelle with a donation of 130 thousand dinars.

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