A project proposed by Koperattiva Kummerċ Ġust is one of the seven projects selected by the Foreign Affairs Ministry, in conjunction with the Ministerial Advisory Committee, to benefit from the Tsunami Relief Fund. After issuing a call for Expressions of Interest last February, the ministry received a total of 14 project proposals for evaluation. The seven projects were chosen following a selection process of long-term humanitarian and/or development assistance projects in Sri Lanka.
The KKĠ project aims to set up income generation projects focused on the fishermen and their families to empower them to be less dependent until such time their livelihoods is restored.
The interim income generation projects are fabrication of fibre glass canoes, manufacture of cement building blocks, spinning of coconut fibre twines and construction of houses for re-settlement. The total value of the KKĠ project is Lm31,952.
The Tsunami Relief Fund, consisting of funds collected through L-Istrina, is administered by the Ministerial Advisory Committee in such a way to provide maximum benefit for the victims of the tsunami, in collaboration with the governments of the affected countries and according to Malta Government Financial Regulations. These projects will continue to be monitored throughout the period of implementation. (See article on The Malta Independent)
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