Sat, 29 Oct 1994

UNDP, NZ aid for RI

JAKARTA (JP): The Indonesian government yesterday received financial aid worth US$250,000 from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the New Zealand government for the financing of an on-going civil aviation project.

A UNDP spokesperson said the agency extended a grant of $134,722, which brings its total contribution to the project to $3.54 million.

The New Zealand government, on the other hand, agreed to provide a cost-sharing contribution amounting to $115,278 for the aviation project.

The on-going project aims to improve Indonesia's airport facilities and safety standards, the spokesman said.

Yesterday's agreement was signed by UNDP representative C.J. Kamp, New Zealand Ambassador Tim Groser and Director General of Air Transportation Zainuddin Sikado.(hdj)