The Government of Japan has agreed to provide USD 368,478 in total for four 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 four recipients respectively, to carry out the following projects.
The Project for Road Improvement in Porng Teuk Commune, Damnak Chang’ aeur District, Kep Province (USD 93,932)
Recipient: Kep Provincial Department of Public Works and Transport
This grant will be used to expand the current road width and to build one box culvert and two pipe culverts at Angtung Sor Village, Porng Teuk Commune, Damnak Chornger District, in Kep Province. After implementing this project, it is expected that traffic accidents will be reduced and accessibility will be improved for those who use this road on a daily basis.
The Project for Constructing Srae Angkrong Health Center in Ratanakiri Province (USD 92,305)
Recipient: Ratanakiri Provincial Department of Health
This grant will be used to construct a new health center in SraeAngkrong Commune in Ratanakiri Province. After completion, it is expected that more than 13,500 local people will be benefited from the improved quality of medical services as well as the medical environment, and safer access will be provided due to shorter travel distances.
The Project for Installing Medical Equipment at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap Province’ (USD 86,623)
Recipient: Angkor Hospital for Children
In this project, the grant will be used to improve the quality of medical service at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit will be equipped with an oxygen pipeline system, four suction machines, two infant incubators, two Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines, four syringe pumps, three cardiac monitors, and a NICU Bed with a warmer. It is expected that around 150 infants will be benefited annually, who will visit the hospital in need of intensive care.
The Project for Improving Day Care Center for Children with Disabilities at Damnok Toek Center in Prey Veng Province’ (USD 95,618)
Recipient: Damnok Toek
In this project, a new five-room daycare building, including two physical therapy rooms along with educational space, outdoor space, and four toilets equipped with showers, will be constructed at Damnok Toek Center in Prey Veng Province. It is expected that children with disabilities will be benefited by improving the rehabilitation environment as well as the quality of daycare services and leads to better children’s health status and physical ability.
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 the self-reliance of local communities. Since 1991, the Government of Japan has provided over USD 64 million for mainly local authorities and non-governmental organizations to implement 654 KUSANONE projects throughout Cambodia.
Source: Embassy of Japan in Cambodia