Japan aid Samoa's education sector

Japan will give $US2.8 million dollars in aid to Samoa to purchase heavy duty printing machinery for the education sector.

The new equipment will replace old machines funded by Japan in 2001.

The printers will allow for the mass production of material to improve access to school curricula and teaching resources as well as examination papers.

Samoa and Japan have signed a number of grant aid agreements in the past to assist in various sectors including water and sanitation infrastructure.

While signing the agreement for the grant with the Japanese ambassador Maugaoleatuolo Shinya Aoki, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi noted another $US1.8million in aid from Japan had recently been approved for the purchase of medical equipment.