The Government of Japan yesterday provided some ¥1,510 million, equivalent to US$19 million, to the Royal Government of Cambodia for Disaster Rehabilitation and Mitigation Project, according to a press release.
The grant agreement was signed here yesterday by H.E. Keat Chhon, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance and Mr. Suzuki Yasujiro, Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Cambodia Office after both governments signed the notes exchange in Tokyo in April, it said.
According to the press release, the Disaster Rehabilitation and Mitigation Project is aimed to rehabilitate eight bridges along the National Road No. 11 and improve roads and drainage system in Kampong Chhnang province that were damaged by the flood last year.
On the occasion, H.E. Keat Chhon expressed profound thanks to Japan for its assistance to Cambodia, saying that Japan is a leading development partner of Cambodia.