The Government of Japan has agreed to provide USD 264,086 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.
1. The Project for Installing Prosthetic and Orthotic and Physiotherapy Equipment at Kratie Physical Rehabilitation Center in Kratie Province (USD92,390)
Recipient: Kratie Physical Rehabilitation Center
This grant will be used to install 15 kinds of equipment for making prostheses and orthotics, and 7 kinds of equipment for physiotherapy at Physical Rehabilitation Center (PRC) in Kratie Province. The PRC has been facing some challenges due to the deterioration of the current necessary equipment to make prostheses and orthotics and the lack of equipment for rehabilitating activities. Through this project, it is expected that around 500 patients visiting the PRC annually will be benefited by the improved facility and quality of the prostheses and orthotics.
2. The Project for Rebuilding Water Treatment Kiosks at Seven Communes in Three North-Western Provinces and at One Commune in One Central Province (USD 83,256)
Recipient: Teuk Saat 1001
This grant will be used to rebuild old water treatment kiosks and install necessary equipment in the eight communes in Banteay Meanchey, Battambang, Siem Reap, and Prey Veng provinces. Teuk Saat 1001 has been contributing to improving access to completely safe drinking water in rural villages in Cambodia by installing water-filtration plants. Through this project, more than 78,000 residents in the targeted areas will be able to have better access to safe and affordable drinking water.
3. The Project for Water Supply at Sangkhim Canaan School in Kampong Chhnang Province (USD 88,440)
Recipient: Sangkhim Canaan School
In this project, four atmospheric water generators and one lithium battery will be installed at Sangkhim Canaan School in Kampong Chhnang Province. At this school, many students face difficulties in accessing to safely managed drinking water because well water that they normally drink is contaminated. Through this project, it is expected that 560 students and 60 teachers will be able to drink clean water. Additionally, this can provide an opportunity for them to acquire knowledge on sanitation and hygiene, and to experience the modern technology.
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$65 million for mainly local authorities and non-governmental organizations to implement 661 KUSANONE projects throughout Cambodia.
For more information please contact to Embassy of Japan in the Kingdom of Cambodia Tel: 023-217-161, fax: 023-214-330 Email: [email protected]
Source: Embassy of Japan in Cambodia