PHNOM PENH: The Government of Japan will provide USD 204,637 for a recipient organization under the framework, of the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects “KUSANONE” Grant. The Grant Contract was signed today between Mr. TANINAI Ichitomo, Chargés d’Affaires ad interim, Embassy of Japan in the Kingdom of Cambodia, and the representative of the recipient to carry out the following project.
The Project for Installation of Water Supply System to Cambodian Rural Water Association at Kampong Khleang Commune in Siem Reap Province.
In this project, a water supply system will be constructed and approximately 8km of water distribution networks will be installed in Kampong Khleang Commune in Siem Reap Province. Most of the people living in this area have difficulty accessing safe drinking water and are facing health risks due to the lack of water supply facilities within the commune. Through this project, more than 2,700 people will have an access to affordable clean water and adequate sanitation, which will contribute to the improvement in their living standards.
Japan’s “KUSANONE” Projects started in Cambodia in 1991 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 misfortunes that directly threaten their lives, livelihood, and dignity, as well as to promote self-reliance in local communities. Since 1991, the Government of Japan has provided over USD 66 million for mainly local authorities and non-governmental organizations to implement 701 KUSANONE projects throughout Cambodia.