Japan Provides 27.5 mln USD Grant to Cambodia for Clean Water Project, Education

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Japan provides 27.5 mln USD grant to Cambodia for clean water project, education

PHNOM PENH, June 2 (Xinhua) — Japan on Tuesday signed to provide a grant aid of 27.5 million U.S. dollars to Cambodia for a clean water project and a human resource development program, according to a press statement from the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The grant agreement was inked between Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong and Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Yuji Kumamaru.

The aid includes 25 million U.S. dollars for water supply system in southwestern Kampot province and 2.5 million U.S. dollars for 24 young Cambodian government officials to study in Japan for two years, the statement said.

“The clean water project will expand water supply system by constructing a new water treatment plant and expanding water distribution pipelines. This project will enable over 90 percent of the people in Kampot City to drink and use safe water by 2021,” Yuji Kumamaru said.

Since 2000, the Japanese government has provided more than 300 scholarships to Cambodian fellows, he said.

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