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  Message from Mr. Akira Ouchi, Consul General of Japan in Karachi
 First of all, I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the victims who have suffered from the flood caused by
 heavy rain in Northern Pakistan since early September.
       I would like to make a report on the activities done by the Consulate-General of Japan from August to September
 this year as written below.
       On August 14, I attended the Independence Day Celebration Ceremony at Magar-e-Quaid and observed the flag
 hoisting and floral wreath ceremony.
       On August 26, I attended the Handover Ceremony of two ambulances fully equipped with basic and advanced
 life-support devices to Aman Foundation. These ambulances were donated by the Government of Japan through the

 Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (about 120 thousand US dollars) along with Indus Motor

 Company Limited which also contributed some equipment (about 1.2 million Rupees) to the project. Mr. Ahsan Jamil, the CEO of Aman Foundation,
 Dr. Junaid Abdul Razzak, the CEO of Aman Health Care Services and Mr. Parvez Ghias, the CEO of Indus Motor Company Limited were also
 present at the Handover Ceremony. This grant is the first case of public private partnership between the Consulate-General of Japan and Indus Motor
 Company Limited.
         On August 27, I visited International Steel factory. The factory is the Japanese related company established in 2007 which has the capacity of
 producing over 250,000 tons of processed steel per year. The management staff are Pakistani people but the products such as cold rolled coils have
 been produced based on Japanese technology transferred from JFE and sold widely in Pakistan and have contributed greatly to the Pakistani economy.
         On September 24, I signed the grant contract for “The Project for Provision of Medical Equipment for Blood-Related Diseases to Fatimid
 Foundation” under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP) scheme with the Chief Operating Officer of Fatimid Foundation
 at Japan Information and Culture Center. The project is to provide about 84 thousand US dollars to purchase medical equipment for blood-related
 diseases which will contribute to the improvement of the diagnosis and treatment services for blood diseases not only in Karachi but also in rural Sindh.
         From August 6 to September 18, the Japanese plant quarantine officer came to Karachi and tested the vapor heat treatment of mangoes to be
 exported to Japan. This year about 5.4 tons of mangoes were exported to Japan, which is twice as much as last year. I hope more mangoes will be
 exported to Japan next year. 

September 2014 

 Akira Ouchi

 Consul-General of Japan in Karachi



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