Phnom Penh: The Government of Japan has agreed to provide USD 1,799,166 in total for two projects under the framework, The Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects. The Grant Contract was signed today between H.E. Mr. MIKAMI Masahiro, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Cambodia, and the representative of Japan Mine Action Service, to carry out the following projects:
1. Reconstruction Support with Cluster Munitions Disposal in Stung Treng: RSCS (Year 2) (USD 900,787) and Recipient: Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS)
In this project, JMAS will secure 470ha of cluster munition contaminated areas while transferring the efficient and safe cluster munition clearance method to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC). The project will also provide landmine risk avoidance education to local people. Furthermore, agricultural experts will train farmers on agricultural technology and management.
2. Reconstruction Support with Demining in Banteay Meanchey: RSDB (Year 2)-
(USD898,379) Recipient: JMAS
In this project, JMAS will clear 250ha of landmines and unexploded ordnances (UXOs) contaminated areas while transferring the efficient and safe clearance mines and UXOs method to CMAC. The project will also provide landmine risk avoidance education to local people. Moreover, the organization will support farmers by teaching rice cultivation techniques and developing model farms at the mine cleared lands.
The Grant Assistance for Japanese NGO Projects started in Cambodia in 2002 to support activities by Japanese NGOs to help Cambodia’s reconstruction and development efforts at the grassroots level. Since 2002, the Government of Japan has provided over USD 46.6 million for 143 projects, mainly in the field of primary education, health, agriculture and mine clearance in Cambodia.
Source: Embassy of Japan in the Kingdom of Cambodia