UNFPA, Japan help build resilient health care system in Cambodia

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Japanese Government jointly launched here last weekend a new project to support the Royal Government of Cambodia in building resilient and responsive health care systems in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Japan gives $72M for water supply expansion, socio-economic development

The Japanese government will extend loan and grant totaling $72.72 million for an ongoing water supply expansion project and the implementation of socio-economic development programmes in Cambodia, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. ...

Mom Kunthear

Japan provides $1.7M for demining

The Japanese government has provided more than $1.76 million to Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) to implement a demining project in Banteay Meanchey province and a cluster munitions clearance effort in Stung Treng province. ...

Niem Chheng

Japan gives $41M in new aid

Japan has increased its Official Development Assistance (ODA) Grant by approximately 45 million Yen ($41 million) for three projects – the improvement of referral hospitals in Siem Reap province, human resource development scholarship and economic and social development programmes. The move comes in response to ...

Voun Dara

NEC seeks Japan’s help on election education

The National Election Committee has requested the Japanese government to send experts to teach Cambodian officials on ways to educate the public on the importance of participating in democratic elections both at the national and subnational levels. Sik Bun Hok, NEC president, made the request to ...

Khuon Narim

Japan to sign aid agreements next week

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday announced that Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono will visit Cambodia soon to sign an aid agreement, dismissing reports that the Japanese would pressure him to negotiate with former CNRP officials. ...

Ven Rathavong

Aid boost for customs development

The Japanese government on Tuesday pledged to donate two patrol boats to the General Department of Customs and Excise. The announcement was made in a meeting between Economy Minister Aun Ponmonirath and Iizuka Atsushi, director-general of Japan’s Customs Bureau. ...

Ven Rathavong

Japan to donate 140 buses

Japan will donate more than 100 buses to the Cambodian government over the next two years, according to City Hall. City Hall spokesman Met Measpheakdey said the Japanese government was donating 140 buses, the first 80 of which would arrive in April. He said the ...

Mom Kunthea

Japan builds bridges

Cambodia will today receive about $35 million in aid from the Japanese government to fund the reconstruction of seven bridges in flood-prone areas. ...

Ros Chanveasna

Khmer Rouge records centre opens to public

The Legal Documentation Centre attached to the Khmer Rouge tribunal opened to the public yesterday, thanks to financial aid from the Japanese government. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony in Phnom Penh, Deputy Prime Minister Bin Chhin said the centre will play an important part in preserving ...

Ros Chanveasna

Quality infrastructure needed to support economic growth

Cambodia sits at a crossroads in the Asean region, potentially making it a key part of regional economic development and trade flows, though improved infrastructure and more innovative financing approaches are still needed, infrastructure experts meeting in Phnom Penh said yesterday. ...

Matthieu de Gaudemar

Water plant gets efficiency boost

Japan-based company Metawater will provide its power-saving inverter technology to a water treatment plant in Cambodia’s capital through an arrangement that will help the Japanese government earn carbon reduction credits, according to a Nikkei Asian Review report. ...

Sum Manet

Developing society and infrastructure

Two images on the back of the 500 riel banknote depict bridges, with the one on the left showing the Kingdom’s longest and most modern bridge, the Tsubasa (“Bird’s Wing”) Bridge linking Kandal and Prey Veng provinces. ...

Riel Gains

Japan gives $30 M for busses, demining

The Japanese government will provide almost $30 million in grant aid to Cambodia to boost Phnom Penh’s public bus system and to strengthen ongoing demining operations. At a signing ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday, minister Long Visalo and outgoing Japanese Ambassador Yuji Kunamaru, ...

Ros Chanveasna

Japanese grant to boost CMAC oversight

The Japanese government on Wednesday agreed to provide the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) $833,000 towards an ongoing project that will see the group increase the management capacity of their operations.   ...

Ananth Baliga

Govt may sell medical services to Cambodia

The government will likely sell a Japanese-style medical service to Cambodia in a package that includes an emergency care center, a medical graduate school and an insurance system. The government has decided to seek a market for the medical service in emerging nations in the Association ...

The Japan News Staff

Complaint Filed as Anti-Flooding Project Begins

As dignitaries marked the groundbreaking of a project to improve Phnom Penh’s defenses against flooding yesterday, a complaint had already been filed against the project’s contractor for impeding a public road. The Japanese government is putting $46 million into a new phase of the city’s flood ...

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