November 12, 2002

Ministry of Public Management,
Home Affairs,
Posts and Telecommunications

MPHPT makes decision on subsidy grant for project of setting up Center for IT Life enrichment and Contact Support for fiscal year 2002



The MPHPT has made a decision to grant Yamoto-cho, in Miyagi Prefecture, a subsidy for the project of setting up a center for IT Life Enrichment and Contact Support for fiscal year 2002. The outline of the project is as follows.


1. Project Outline
By setting up a Center for IT Life Enrichment and Contact Support (temporary name) which will provide a barrier-free environment that is very well suited to the elderly and the physically challenged, Yamoto-cho will increase their opportunities to participate in society, making it possible for the elderly and physically challenged to seek work, create a richer life and expand their social contacts.


2. Facility Outline
Facility Name: Center for IT Life Enrichment and Contact Support (Temporary name)
Project Organizer: Yamoto-cho, Miyagi Prefecture
Planned Opening: April 2003
Total Project Cost: Approximately 252 million yen (Subsidy amount: Approximately 84 million yen)


   For details refer to the Japanese web site
   http://www.soumu.go.jp/s-news/2002/021112_2.html

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