Japan Supports Clean Water and School Building Projects in Cambodia

The Government of Japan has agreed to provide US$187,682 to support two projects in the fields of clean water and education, under the framework, the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (“KUSANONE” Grant).

The grant contracts were signed here today between H.E. MIKAMI Masahiro, Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia, and the representatives of the recipient organisations.

According to a press release of the Embassy of Japan in Phnom Penh issued this evening, US$96,775 of the total amount will be given to Cambodian Water Association (CAWA) to carry out the project for installing small pipe water supply system at Koh Peam Raing in Prey Veng province.

Under this project, water supply system will be constructed and approximately 9.6km water distribution networks will be installed at Koh Peam Raing. More than 1,300 people will have an access to affordable clean water and adequate sanitation, which will contribute to the improvement in their living standard.

The rest, US$90,907, will be for the project for constructing school building at Khyoung Lower Secondary School in Chey Sen district, Preah Vihear province to be implemented by Preah Vihear Provincial Department of Education, Youth and Sports.

In this project, a five-room school building equipped with school furniture, a four-room toilet, a hand washing station and a water tank will be built at the secondary school. It is expected to benefit 210 students and 9 teachers through the improvement of the quality of education and learning environment, and also to contribute to the healthy development of the students.

These assistances are based on the commitment of co-chair’s statement of 13th Mekong-Japan foreign minister’s meeting on July 9, 2020 which says “Implementing approximetely US$91 million worth Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Project in FY 2020 as KUSANONE Mekong SDGs initiative, aimed at supporting the social and economic development of local communities and villages across the Mekong region”.


Source: Agency Kampuchea Press