PHNOM PENH: On 27th March 2023 The Government of Japan agreed to provide US$52,480 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 H.E. Mr. UENO Atsushi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Cambodia, and H.E. Mr. SAY Samal, Minister of Environment, to carry out the following project.
The Project for Reuse of Secondhand Waste Collection Truck in 10 Provinces with the US$52,480 to Ministry of Environment, Cambodia. In this project, a waste collection truck will be deployed in each of the ten provinces in Cambodia to improve waste collection services. The nation has been struggling with ever-increasing garbage with economic development as there is a considerable lack of facilities to collect the waste properly. This project will contribute to protecting public health and the natural environment, improving the quality of life for over 720,000 residents in the ten provinces.
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/or 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 US$66 million for mainly local authorities and non-governmental organizations to implement 708 KUSANONE projects throughout Cambodia.
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