Japan donates 8 ambulances, equipment worth MVR 2.5 million to the Maldives

Malé, Maldives – The Japanese Government on Monday signed an agreement to provide ambulances to the local islands of the Maldives.

Under the “The project for provision of reconditioned ambulances to local islands in the Maldives” agreement, the Japanese Government will provide 8 ambulances worth USD 159,131. This project is provided under the Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP) scheme.

The Grant Contract was signed by Her Excellency Mrs. TAKEUCHI Midori, Ambassador of Japan to the Maldives, and His Excellency Dr. Shah Abdullah Mahir, Minister of State for Health at a ceremony held today at the Ministry of Health.

The Maldives will receive medical equipment including advanced life support equipment bags, oxygen cylinders, bag valve masks and spinal boards along with the ambulances. Six of the eight ambulances will be allocated for the islands while two are for the greater Malé area.

Japan has previously pledged USD 3 million to the provision of sea ambulances to the Maldives.