OMDO’s Clean Water Activities
Photograph by Shinichi Kuno/JICA
Overseas Market Development Operations (OMDO) liaison offices are providing clean water and helping to improve sanitation in developing countries. A clean water facility fitted with solar power generation equipment was donated to a village outside the city of Saint-Louis in Senegal in 2011.
The facility is currently operated by a water management committee of local citizens. OMDO’s activity provides the village with light as well as water, and allows the villagers to charge their mobile phones, proving very popular in the village.
Elsewhere in Africa, a clean water facility equipped with a solar power generator was built with the help from the Japanese government’s official development assistance in Diawling National Park in Mauritania, in December 2012.
In Asia, 20 local NGOs and companies including Group company YIMM* worked together to build facilities in a village near the city of Pontianak in Indonesia in 2012.
* PT. Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing