Japan Provides Usd 12.7 Million as an Additional Contribution to the Resources of the Syria Recovery Trust Fund

Gaziantep – Sunday, 27 March 2016 – The Syria Recovery Trust Fund (SRTF) announced today that Japan has contributed an additional USD 12.7 million to the resources of the fund. The contribution was confirmed in a recent letter from HE Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Federal Republic of Germany to the Chair of the SRTF Steering Board.


The SRTF Director General, Eng. Hani Khabbaz, hailed Japan’s contribution as a “generous gesture of support towards the people of Syria”. He expressed “gratitude for Japan’s confidence in the Fund’s ability to manage its resources transparently and successfully.” Eng. Khabbaz said: “the additional contributions so far extended by Japan and seven other donor countries to the SRTF will enable it continue its highly effective efforts in restoring the functionality of much needed public utilities and services inside Syria.” He added that “hundreds of thousands of Syrians are already benefiting from the Fund’s interventions and many more will benefit thanks to the continuing support of these donor countries.” The Director General further expressed hope that other donors will follow suit and that dynamics on the ground will soon permit better conditions for implementation of the Fund’s projects.”


Japan is the eighth donor, following the United States, the Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, Finland, Denmark and Germany to confirm its increased contribution to the fund. These additional contributions bring the total amount of SRTF resources to Euro 147.6 million.




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