Japan Supports Project on Improving Living Environment and Disaster Prevention Capacity in Cambodia

Japan and UN-Habitat Cambodia signed here on Mar. 6 the Exchange of Notes of Grant Aid for "Project for the Support for Improving Living Environment and Disaster Prevention Capacity in Cambodia".

The document was inked by Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Horinouchi Hidehisa and Mr. Sok Vanna, Habitat Programme Manager, UN-Habitat Cambodia, under the witness of H.E. Chea Sophara, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction.

According to a press release from Embassy of Japan, this project is worth 100 million Japanese Yen, or approximately US$882,000.

In Cambodia, it said, through collaboration with UN-Habitat, the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) has been making positive efforts in relation to climate change and disaster risk reduction.

In September 2018, RGC launched its Rectangular Strategy Phase 4 focusing on ensuring environmental sustainability and a pre-emptive response to climate change, it added.

This grant will contribute to combating climate change and minimising its impact, both of which are indispensable for the sustainable development and economic growth here in Cambodia, underlined the press release.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press