Japanese water experts flown in

Two Japanese water experts are in the country to work with the Samoa Water Authority to improve technical knowledge and performance.

The Japanese International Corporation Agency (J.I.C.A.) has engaged Hayato Oshiro and Kazuma Tokeshi under the Capacity Enhancement Project for Samoa Water Authority in cooperation with Okinawa (C.E.P.S.O.) Project.

They will work with counterparts at the Samoa Water Authority.

It is the second time this year for the Japanese aid agency to come to the assistance of the local water authority. Oshiro is here under the C.E.P.S.O. Project from Nago City Water Supplies Presentation, while Tokeshi comes from Nago City Pipeline Works and Contractor’s Association, both in Okinawa, Japan. 

Their objective is to improve technical knowledge and performance in pipe works and leak repairs at the Alaoa Water Supply Scheme system in Apia as well as set up an in-house training system on pipeline works and leak repair, through the implementation of training, evaluation and training reviews.

In a joint statement issued by the J.I.C.A., C.E.P.S.O. and the Samoa Water Authority, the partners said Oshiro and Tokeshi’s work is critical to improving their operations as well as maintenance program.

Part of their work include practical sessions and training with Samoa Water Authority staff. They will be here for five weeks and are expected to complete their mission. 

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