This follows the signing of an exchange of notes between Foreign Minister Justin Tkatchenko and Japan International Cooperation Agency president Dr Akihiko Tanaka. which covers three development cooperation programs between the countries, The National newspaper reported.
"I sincerely hope these three programs will contribute to strengthening the cooperation between Japan and PNG in these priority sectors and more so, the friendship between the people and governments of Japan and PNG," Japanese ambassador Nobuyuki Watanabe said.
The first program is a K1.9 million grant for the improvement of audio-visual equipment and facility of the PNG National Museum and Arts Gallery and the program will be administered by JICA.
The second K6.4 million grant will cover the cost of medical containers and basic diagnostic equipment sets destined for rural areas.
The third is a K4.8 million grant for three rescue boats and telecommunication equipment for maritime security, The National reported.