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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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50648902/nec-seeks-japans-help-on-election-education/

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50116389/japan-to-sign-aid-agreements-next-week/

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50101351/aid-boost-customs-development/

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50101012/japan-donate-140-buses/

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5084255/japan-builds-bridges/

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/39764/khmer-rouge-records-centre-opens-to-public/

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/quality-infrastructure-needed-support-economic-growth

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38104/water-plant-gets-efficiency-boost/

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36412/developing-society--and-infrastructure/

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
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30249/japan-gives--30-for-busses--demining/

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japanese-grant-boost-cmac-oversight

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
http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0000762523

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 ...

Japanese aid tabbed for health, roadwork

In a ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation yesterday, the Japanese government officially granted aid of 974 million yen (about US$12.2 million) to the Cambodian government. The Honorable Masafumi Kuroki, Japanese ambassador to Cambodia, said his country had made the donation to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012032155164/National-news/japanese-aid-tabbed-for-health-roadwork.html

Japan Helps Cambodia Despite Difficulties

Japan on August 15th loaned Cambodia a package of US$ 53.3 million for the West Tonle Sap Irrigation and Drainage Improvement and a grant aid of US$ 0.7 million to improve education equipment of the Department of Geo-Resources and Geotechnical Engineering of the Institute of ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

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