Japanese government has granted nearly US$900,000 to Cambodia for three development projects focusing on construction of irrigation systems, maternal and child health and WASH facilities, and capacity building of youth.
The grant aid will be operated by three Japanese non-governmental organisations.
The first project costing US$80,000 will build a reservoir for agriculture in Preah Vihear province, and it will eventually allow farming water access to the local, especially during the dry season.
The second project of US$450,000 looks into the promtion of health, nutrition, water and sanitation facilities in Preah Vihear province, and mothers and infants are key beneficiaries of the intervention.
The third project with US$350,000 will promote community learning centres to provide knowledge and life skill for school dropouts and unemployed youth.
Since 2002, the Government of Japan has provided grants to development NGOs in Cambodia with a total amount of more than US$39 million for 125 projects, covering a wide range of areas including education, health, agriculture, and mine clearance.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press