Japan Grants Assistance for Food Security and Mine Clearance

The Government of Japan has provided some US$227,717 for Foundation for International Development and Relief (FIDR) and US$ 538,322 for Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) to implement food security and Unexploded ordnances (UXOs) clearance programs, in Cambodia, according to the Embassy of Japan in Cambodia.

The fund donation was signed here on Mar. 1 by H.E. Kumamaru Yuji, Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia, Mrs. Takahashi Akemi, Country Representative of FIDR, and Mr. Sako Nagatoshi, Country Representative of JMAS.

Food security and nutrition project, Phase III, in Kompong Chhang province is for an increase in productivity from diversification farming of growing plants and raising animals and making network for farmers in the village while mine clearance project, Phase II, is for strengthening capacity and skills for teachers and members of Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) officials.

Since 2002, Japan has provided over US$25 million for some 91 projects, mainly in education, health, agriculture and mine clearance.

Source: AKP