Qatar's Ambassador to Japan Visits QFFD's Maskar Complex

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Qatar's Ambassador to Japan Visits QFFD's Maskar Complex
HE Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Japan Hassan bin Mohammed Rafie Al Emadi has and HE Mayor of Onagawa City Yoshiaki Suda made a visit to the Maskar Complex, a project of Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), for aiding the areas affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami which hit Japan. 
 
Maskar Complex is a 7,760 square meter multifunctional fish processing facility established in northeast Japans Onagawa by QFFD's Qatar Friendship Fund (QFF) in Japan with a total cost of USD 22,757,210, part of its projects to support efforts to rebuild the affected areas. 
 
 
HE the Qatari Ambassador was accompanied during the visit by a Qatar Embassy's members; Minister Plenipotentiary Abdullah bin Jassim Al Ziyara , Second Secretary Rashid bin Mubarak Al Khater. From the Japanese side, director of the Onagawa's education sector and a number of senior government officials. 
 
Head of Maskar Complex delivered a welcoming speech, renewing thanks and gratitude to the State of Qatar for its role in aiding in the areas affected by the natural disasters in Japan. He also made a presentation on the work of the complex, saying that it is a landmark that significantly contributed to revitalizing the fishing industry, creating thousands of jobs, improving the livelihood of local residents, and restoring normalcy to the city of Onagawa and the whole region. 
 
The project is 7,760 square meter multifunctional fish processing facility that was inaugurated in October 2012 and was awarded the Good Design Award by Japan Institute of Design Promotion in 2013. 
 
The Qatar Friendship Fund, financed by the Qatar Fund for Development, has executed 12 projects in Japan, with a total value of USD 100 million. These projects met the urgent and sustainable needs of the residents of the areas affected by the earthquake and tsunami, and focused on four main areas: education, fisheries, health care and entrepreneurship. 
 
The Qatar Friendship Fund's projects in Japan, in addition to their sustainable economic benefits, have left a great moral impact on the residents of the affected areas, and have contributed to the consolidation of the strong friendship ties between the peoples of the two countries.

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