Japan provides Over US$700,000 for Cambodia’s Health and Education Sectors

The Japanese government has agreed to provide US$728,501 to support three projects in Cambodia, under the framework, The Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects, according to a press release of the Embassy of Japan in Cambodia AKP received yesterday.
Some US$125,012 of the total amount will be given to the Foundation for International Development/ Relief (FIDR) to implement the Project for Enhancing Medical System to Practice Pediatric Surgery in Kratie Province (Year 3).
People’s Hope Japan (PHJ) will receive US$200,906 to carry out the Project to strengthen community care and support network for children in Kampong Cham province (Year 3), and the rest US$402,583 will be for the Project to improve the learning environment through a primary school construction in Battambang province implemented by Shanti Volunteer Association (SVA).
H.E. MIKAMI Masahiro, Ambassador of Japan and each representative of the three organisations signed their grant contracts respectively on Jan. 19.
H.E. Ambassador expressed his gratitude for the three organisations to take part in the initiatives of the Government of Japan. While large-scale ODA projects like Sihanoukville port, National Road No.5, and 20 billion Yen Loan for combatting COVID-19 are often focused in the media, it is still one of the priorities for the Government of Japan to work with local governments and Japanese NGOs in order to contribute to the improvement of the quality of lives in provinces. “We believe that these grant assistances will improve the quality of life for people in each project area,” he said.
The Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects started in Cambodia in 2002 to support activities by Japanese NGOs to help Cambodia’s reconstruction and development efforts at the grassroots level. Since 2002, the Government of Japan has provided over US$45 million for 138 projects, mainly in the fields of primary education, health, agriculture and mine clearance in Cambodia.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press