Japan Provides US$22 Million to Expand Clean Water Access in Pursat

Government of Japan has provided a grants aid worth over US$22 million to promote clean water supply in Pursat province of Cambodia.

Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation H.E. Prak Sokhonn and Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Mikami Masahiro represented the two sides to officially ink the Exchange of Notes on the grant aid recently here in Phnom Penh.

H.E. Mikami Masahiro expressed his appreciation of the agreement, hoping that the project will contribute essentially to expanding clean water access in the province to meet Cambodia’s commitment to achieve 100 percent clean water access throughout the Kingdom by 2025.

For his part, H.E. Prak Sokhonn thanked H.E. Mikami Masahiro as well as the people and Government of Japan for the assistance, underlining that Japan is the biggest country that provides aid to Cambodia.

The project will involve the construction of a treatment plant to supply 6,600 cubic metres of water per day and install 85.5 kilometres of pipelines to benefit 257 poor households in the province.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press