Japanese ODA News
Signing of Grant Contracts
for the Japanese Grant Assistance for Grass-roots
March 16, 2001 at 11:00 a.m.
at the Meeting Room of the Embassy of Japan
are invited for reporting and photo coverage)
The Government of Japan has decided to provide,
through its Japanese Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Projects scheme called
"KUSANONE", which means grass-roots in Japanese, a total amount of
US$ 1,261,151 to the following six projects. The Grant Contracts will be signed
between Mr. Eiji YAMAMOTO, Minister Counselor of the Embassy of Japan in the
Kingdom of Cambodia and the representatives of each of the recipient
"KUSANONE" grant assistance started
in Cambodia in 1992, in order to help Cambodia's reconstruction and development
efforts at the grass roots level. Up to the present, including these six
projects, a total amount of US$ 10,121,898 has been provided by the Government
of Japan through the "KUSANONE" scheme to assist 183 international
and local NGOs or local authorities' projects, especially in the education and
health sectors. In Japanese Fiscal Year 2000 (April 2000~March 2001), a total
amount of US$ 2,305,519 has been granted so far under "KUSANONE"
scheme for 30 projects including these six projects.
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2. The Project to Support Weapons
for Development Program in Bakan District, Pursat
Province (Part 1) (US$ 92,042) and (Part 2)
Rural Development Committee (PRDC),
of the Project: This project is
to support the SEILA/UNDP/CARERE program of the Royal Government of Cambodia at
provincial level (PRDC), in close coordination with the Weapons for Development
(WfD) component of the EU project known as EU ASAC (EU Assistance on Curbing
Small Arms and Light Weapons in Cambodia). This project is related to the
participation of village communities in 5 communes in Bakan district, Pursat
province, in a Voluntary Weapons Collection Programme (VWCP) using the
mechanism of disarmament in exchange for development projects such as the
construction of :
health center, a three-classrooms school building, 3 water gates, a concrete
bridge, pipes culverts.
2: a 20km
access road, a two-classrooms school building, 3 water gates, two wooden
bridges, pipes culverts.
Japanese expert for the Japan Center for Preventive Diplomacy (JCPD) will also
be dispatched under this Project.
Project to Construct a TB Ward in the Sihanoukville City Hospital (US$ 91,200)
Department of Sihanoukville City
Outline of the Project:
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the
major infectious diseases in Cambodia which claims the lives of approximately
10,000 people each year. Also the prevalence of HIV in Sihanoukville City is a
concern. If one has HIV infection, he/she will develop TB easily. In order that
TB will no one longer a menace to public health in Cambodia and to reduce the
incidence and prevalence of TB, this project is to construct a TB ward with the
supply of necessary equipment in the Sihanoukville Referral Hospital to
strengthen the people's belief to the sanitary sciences, especially the TB treatment.
The Government of Japan
extended in the F.Y. 2000, a Grant Aid worth of US$ 7.6 million for the
construction of the National Tuberculosis Center (CENAT) aiming to extend TB
control services to the whole country and provide medical services under the "National
Tuberculosis Program" (NTP) of the Royal Government of Cambodia, for which
Japan has already started providing project type technical cooperation.
Project to Construct a TB Ward in the Sre Ambel Referral Hospital in Koh Kong
Province (US$ 74,500)
Department of Koh Kong Province
Outline of the Project: For
the same purpose as the third project, this project is to construct a TB ward
with the supply of necessary equipment in the Sre Ambel Referral Hospital in
Koh Kong province to strengthen the people's belief to the sanitary sciences,
especially the TB treatment.
Project to Support Humanitarian Demining in Battambang Province
Alliance for Humanitarian Demining Support (JAHDS)
of the Project: This
Project is to support JAHDS, a Japanese NGO working in close cooperation with
Mine Advisory Group (MAG) for humanitarian demining activities in
Cambodia, to provide labor cost
for local and international demining staff and to purchase demining equipment
such as mine detectors, protectors, visors, 2 trucks, four-wheel drive
vehicles, radios, etc. to clear the land for resettlement, agriculture and
community development for 62 families (or 258 people) in Tuol Teul village and
79 families (or 495 people) in Prah Puth village, both in Kam Reang district,
Battambang province, who are living temporary along the road side.
Project to Provide Brush Cutting Machines and Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles for
Supporting Humanitarian Demining in Cambodia
Advisory Group (MAG)
Outline of the Project: This
Project is to support MAG to purchase 2 brush cutting machines (TEMPEST Mini
Flail System) including their spare parts and 2 vehicles (Land Rover), to
conduct demining activities in Cambodia and to organize a seminar for
maintenance of all TEMPEST Mini Flail System materials.