Japan provides grant assistance for irrigation facility rehabilitation and construction of bridges

PHNOM PENH: The Government of will provide US$424,907 in total for three recipient organisations under the framework, of the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (“KUSANONE”), for irrigation facility rehabilitation of bridges.

The Grant Contracts were signed here on Nov. 14 between Mr. TANINAI Ichitomo, Chargés d'Affaires ad interim, the Embassy of Japan in the Kingdom of Cambodia, and the representatives of three recipient organizations.

According to the embassy's press release, US$119,424 of the total amount will be given to Oddar Meanchey Provincial Department of Water Resources and Meteorology for the “The Project for Rehabilitation of Thnal Dach Irrigation Facilities in Oddar Meanchey Province'.

Kampong Chhnang Provincial Department of Public Works and Transport will receive US$137,207 to build a bridge in Kampong Leng district, Kampong Chhnang province.

The rest, US$168,276, will be used to support ‘The Project for the Construction of a Bridge in O' Mreas Commune, Siem Bouk District, Stung Treng Province' to be conducted by Stung Treng Provincial Department of Rural Development.

Japan's “KUSANONE” Projects started in Cambodia in 1991 in order to support Cambodia's reconstruction and development at the grassroots level. The assistance aims to protect those who are vulnerable due to various factors such as poverty and/or misfortunes that directly threaten their lives, livelihood, and dignity, as well as to promote self-reliance in local communities.

Since 1991, the Government of Japan has provided over US$68 million for mainly local authorities and non-governmental organizations to implement 684 KUSANONE projects throughout Cambodia.

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