Japan Provides USD 280,378 for Constructing School Buildings and Rehabilitating Irrigation Facility

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The Government of Japan has agreed to provide USD 280,378 in total for three recipient organizations under the framework, the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects “KUSANONE” Grant. The Grant Contracts were signed today between H.E. Mr. MIKAMI Masahiro, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Cambodia, and the representatives of the three recipients respectively, to carry out the following projects.

The Project for Constructing School Building at Ou Yadav Lower Secondary School in Ou Yadav District, Ratanakiri Province (USD 98,317)
Recipient: Ratanakiri Provincial Department of Education, Youth and Sport
In this project, a six-room school building equipped with school furniture, a four-room toilet and a water tank will be built at Ou Yadav Lower Secondary School in Ratanakiri Province. At this school, students mainly from indigenous groups, learn in the overcrowded classrooms as a result of a shortage of school infrastructure, which could cause negative impact on classroom management and learning motivation. It is expected to benefit 455 students and 15 teachers through the improvement in the learning environment and the quality of education.

The Project for Constructing School Buildings at Ou Russei Leu 1 and 2 Primary School in Siem Bok District, Stung Treng Province (USD 91,566)
Recipient: Stung Treng Provincial Department of Education, Youth and Sport
In this project, a three-room school building equipped with school furniture and a water tank will be built at Ou Russei Leu 1 Primary School, and a three-room school building equipped with school furniture, a one-room toilet and a water tank will be built at Ou Russei Leu 2 Primary School in Stung Treng Province. Currently, students from indigenous groups at both schools have difficulties in studying because the old wooden school buildings are in poor condition. This project will ensure the safer and more comfortable learning environment, and it is expected to benefit total 201 students and 8 teachers through the improvement in the quality of education.

The Project for Rehabilitating Ou Sambuor Irrigation in Kampong Speu Province (USD 90,495)
Recipient: Kampong Speu Provincial Department of Water Resources and Meteorology
This grant will be used to rehabilitate the exiting old dam and two box culverts at Samraong Tong district in Kampong Speu province. It is expected to benefit more than 3,300 local people by securing stable water supply for living and agricultural activities. This will increase the quantity of agricultural products and the income of the farmers and also improve the quality of life for the residents.

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$64 million for mainly local authorities and non-governmental organizations to implement 651 KUSANONE projects throughout Cambodia.

Source: Embassy of Japan in Cambodia