Japan Provides some US$300,000 for Constructing Primary School Buildings and Procuring Prosthetic and Physiotherapy Equipment

The Government of Japan will provide US$300,779 in total to three recipient organisations for constructing primary school buildings and procuring prosthetic and physiotherapy equipment, under the framework, the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (“KUSANONE” Grant).

The Grant Contracts were signed at the Embassy of Japan in Phnom Penh this afternoon between Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. UENO Atsushi, and the representatives of the three recipients.

According to the embassy, US$120,768 of the total amount will be given to Oddar Meanchey Provincial Department of Education, Youth and Sports to construct a five-room school building at Romdoul Primary School in Banteay Ampil district, Oddar Meanchey province. This project aims to bring about a safer and more comfortable learning environment, and it is expected to benefit around 220 students and 9 teachers through the improvement in the quality of education.

Kratie Provincial Department of Education, Youth and Sports will get US$91,010 to build a five-classroom building with three-room toilet in Phnom Ror-el Primary School in Prek Prosob district, Kratie province. A total of 266 students and 7 teachers will benefit from this project.

The rest, US$89,001, will be used to support the Project for Procurement of Machine to Produce Prosthesis and Physiotherapy Equipment at Kien Khleang Physical Rehabilitation Centre in Phnom Penh, conducted by Kien Khleang National Physical Rehabilitation Centre.

In this project, 11 kinds of prosthesis manufacturing and physiotherapy equipment will be installed at Kien Khleang National Physical Rehabilitation Centre in Phnom Penh, allowing it to produce prosthesis and orthotic in a shorter period and would be able to provide better rehabilitation services. It is expected to benefit around 900 people per year who visit the centre in need of treatment.

Japan’s “KUSANONE” Projects started in Cambodia in 1991 in order to support Cambodia’s reconstruction and development at the grassroots level. The assistance aims to protect those who are vulnerable due to various factors such as poverty and/or misfortunes that directly threaten their lives, livelihood, and dignity, as well as to promote self-reliance of local communities.

Since 1991, the Government of Japan has provided over US$66 million for mainly local authorities and non-governmental organisations to implement 702 KUSANONE projects throughout Cambodia.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse