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Japan now a leading development partner

Japan has become a key development partner of Cameroon, providing valuable assistance in health, education and agriculture, the Panafrican News Agency (PANA), quoting officials, reported on Monday.

Japan has granted 6.1 billion CFA francs (US $8.7 million) to provide potable water for in 10 villages, and built 700 wells at the cost of 5.4 billion CFA francs (US $7.7 million), the officials said. PANA also reported that Japan had been active in Cameroon’s immunisation programme, providing vaccines, syringes, refrigerators and vehicles. Japan also built 31 primary schools with a total of 342 classrooms designed to accommodate 60-90 pupils at the cost of 17 billon CFA francs (US $24.1 million).

For its part, Nippon Corporation of Japan invested CFA 4.9 billion francs in the construction of warehouses for farmers’ produce in three districts.

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