The Government of Japan has agreed to provide US$368,478 to support four road and health infrastructure projects in Cambodia, under the framework, the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (“KUSANONE” Grant).

The Grant Contracts were signed today between Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Mikami Masahiro and representatives of the recipient organisations.

According to a press release of the embassy, Kep Provincial Department of Public Works and Transport will receive US$93,932 of the total amount for a Road Improvement Project in Porng Teuk commune, Damnak Chang-er district, Kep province; while Rattanakiri Provincial Department of Health will get US$92,305 for Sre Angkrong Health Centre Construction Project in Sre Angkrong commune of Rattanakiri province.

Some US$86,623 will be granted to the Angkor Hospital for Children to carry out the Project for Installing Medical Equipment at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the hospital, and the rest, US$95,618, will be given to Damnok Teuk Organisation to support the Project for Improving Day Care Centre for Children with Disabilities at Damnok Teuk Centre in Prey Veng province.

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 of local communities. Since 1991, the Government of Japan has provided over US$64 million for mainly local authorities and non-governmental organisations to implement 654 KUSANONE projects throughout Cambodia.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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