Korea Agency donates $5m Project in Borno State

By Zubairu Mohammed, Abuja

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The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Nigeria has performed the handover ceremony and the End-of-Project Evaluation of five million Dollars project in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria.

The project aimed at building resilient communities through the restoration of access to basic medical and social services for women and girls in conflict-affected communities.

The project is titled “Fostering Resilience and Provision of Basic Medical Services for Women and Girls in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in Nigeria.

KOICA made this known in a statement released in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

The project include; Sixty-one health facilities for reproductive maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health delivery, construction of functional and integrated women empowerment center for women and girls, 11 functional safe spaces equipped Fistula Centre at the Borno State Specialist Hospital, and  more than 500 health workers trained on various health fields to assist the community.

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The statement said; “the KOICA team led by the Country Director Mr. Sungil Son commended the UNFPA and the Borno State Government for their contributions on the project and reiterated the need for both entities to ensure that the achievements were maintained.”

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and Planning, Mr. Stephen Pakshar, represented the Borno State Government at the handover ceremony.

He conveyed the State Government’s appreciation to KOICA and UNFPA for their tremendous support towards the development of the State and assured them government’s readiness to establish and ensure sustainability of the facilities and equipment.

The KOICA team also visited other project sites and beneficiaries such as the KOICA-supported state-of-the-art Fistula Centre of Excellence at the State Specialist Hospital, the fully equipped Women Empowerment Centre, and Integrated Health care facility at Muna Garage IDPs’ Camp in Borno State.

 

 

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