PHNOM PENH: The Government of Japan will provide 197,785 US dollars in total for two recipient organizations under the framework, of the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects “KUSANONE”. The Grant Contracts were signed today between H.E. Mr. UENO Atsushi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Cambodia, and the representatives of two recipients respectively, to carry out the following project.
The Project for the Provision of Machines to Produce Prostheses and Physiotherapy Equipment at the Physical Rehabilitation Center in Siem Reap Province within the amount of 71,137 US dollars. The grant will be used to install 12 kinds of prosthesis manufacturing and rehabilitation equipment at the Physical Rehabilitation Center (PRC) in Siem Reap. The PRC has been facing challenges such as the deterioration of necessary equipment to produce prostheses and orthotics, and lack of rehabilitation equipment. It led patients to wait longer and to have limited physiotherapy service. Through this project, it is expected to benefit around 950 patients annually with the improved facility and services.
The Project for the Construction of a New Hospital Building at Rovieng Health Center in Preah Vihear Province within the amount of 126,648 US dollars. The grant will be used to construct a new hospital building with 13 rooms and 4 toilets at Rovieng Health Center in Preah Vihear Province. The main building of this health center was constructed in 1960s and has been facing issues such as water leaks, cracks, and holes, which may force patients and staff to stay under unsafe conditions. The project is expected to ensure the safety of both visitors and staff and benefit around 8,400 people who visit this health center annually.
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 69 million dollars for mainly local authorities and non-governmental organizations to implement 689 KUSANONE projects throughout Cambodia.
Source: Embassy of Japan in Cambodia