Japan provides 36 mln USD grant aid to Cambodia for clean water, education

The government of Japan on Wednesday signed to provide a grant aid of 36 million U.S. dollars to Cambodia for a clean water project and a human resource development project. … According to a press statement, the amount of 33.4 million U.S. dollars goes for the expansion of water supply systems in eastern Kampong Cham province and northwestern Battambang province, and the remaining amount of 2.6 million U.S. dollars will support 24 Cambodian students to study in Japan for two years. … Under the clean water project, water treatment plants and other related water supply facilities in both provinces would be constructed, he said, adding that currently, safe water access rate of Kampong Cham and Battambang still stands at only 33 percent and 31 percent respectively. … Since 1992, Japanese loan and grant aid to Cambodia have amounted to more than 2 billion U.S. dollars, according Japanese embassy to Cambodia.

Xinhuanet Staff