Japan grants $264,000 for drinking water and physical rehabilitation projects

A grant signing ceremony was held on March 4 in the presence of Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Masahiro Mikami and representatives of the three recipient organizations. PROVIDED

The Japanese government has agreed to provide Cambodian organizations with a total of $264,086 in grants for three physical rehabilitation, water treatment and drinking water supply projects for students, according to the Japanese Embassy in Phnom Penh.

The funding is part of Japan’s KUSANONE initiative, officially known as “Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects,” the embassy said in a March 4 statement.

A grant signing ceremony was held on March 4 in the presence of Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Masahiro Mikami and representatives of the three recipient organizations.

The Japanese Embassy said $92,390 will go to Kratie Physical Rehabilitation Center in Kratie Province to install prosthetics, orthotics and physiotherapy equipment.

He said $83,256 will go to Teuk Saat 1001 to rebuild old water treatment kiosks in one commune in Prey Veng province and seven communes in Banteay Meanchey, Battambang and Siem Reap provinces. .

And $88,440 was granted to the Sangkhim Canaan School in Kampong Chhnang province to provide students and staff with drinking water.

The Ambassador said he expects about 500 patients visiting the Kratie center each year to benefit from the improved facilities and quality of prosthetics and orthotics.

Mikami pointed out that Teuk Saat 1001 would use the grant to install all the equipment needed to support the rebuilt water treatment kiosks in the eight townships.

“We anticipate that more than 78,000 residents in the targeted areas will be able to have better access to safe and affordable drinking water,” he added.

He said 560 students and 60 teachers would have access to clean water through the Kampong Chhang project. Additionally, he said, it can give them the opportunity to learn about sanitation and hygiene and experience modern technology.

Mikami said Japan will continue to address these challenges through KUSANONE and other economic cooperation and development projects.

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