Phnom Penh: Thursday, 17th of October 17, H.E. MIKAMI Masahiro, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Cambodia, and Ms. Francesca ERDELMANN, Representative and Country Director of World Food Programme Cambodia signed and exchanged notes concerning a Grant Assistance of three hundred and fifty million Japanese Yen (¥350,000,000), equivalent to about 3.2 million US dollars, to the Kingdom of Cambodia through WFP.
Cambodia’s economy has grown significantly over the past years and the poverty rate has decreased dramatically. However, especially in the rural areas, a significant portion of the population still suffer from undernutrition because they lack access to sufficient and various food.
H.E. MIKAMI Masahiro said, “Under such circumstances, by providing canned fish for the WFP’s School Feeding Programme, Japan’s assistance will be contributing to improving not only children’s health but also their access to school education. I sincerely hope that our assistance will be effectively used to secure a better future for children”. He adds, “I would like to take this opportunity to commend the work of WFP Cambodia, which has been making great efforts to improve the situation for over 20 years. I thank the WFP and I hope that this project will further strengthen the friendly relations existing between the Japanese and Cambodian peoples”
The purpose of the Programme to contributing to the implementation of the WFP’s School Feeding Programme in the presence of H. E. Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and contribute to improving not only children’s health but also their access to school education, and further strengthening the cordial and cooperative relations between the two countries.
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