The assistance of Japan has been contributing significantly to boosting social and human resource development of Cambodia.

The remark was made here this morning by H.E. Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, at the signing ceremony of the Exchange of Notes and related documents on the extension of Japan’s loan and grants worth nearly US$73 million with H.E. Mikami Masahiro, Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia.

“Today’s signing ceremony reflects continued assistance of Japan to Cambodia despite the COVID-19 crisis, which is a strong support for the development of Cambodia,” he stressed.

The Cambodian top diplomat also spoke highly of Japan’s assistance in the fight against COVID-19 through loans, grants, and vaccines.

On behalf of the Royal Government and people of Cambodia, H.E. Prak Sokhonn profoundly thanked the Government and people of Japan for their assistance to Cambodia.

According to a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, of the total amount of almost US$73 million, US$58.2 million is a loan for the implementation of Siem Reap Water Supply Expansion Project (II), and the rest is grant aid for the implementation of Economic and Social Development Programmes: US$1.8 million for Landmine Action Sector, US$2.27 million for Construction Material Sector, US$2.27 million for Cadastral Survey Sector, US$3.63 million for Human Resource Development Sector, and US$4.54 million for Manufacturing Sector.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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