PM to sign funding deals in Japan

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The Japanese government is to provide grant aid and concessional loans of $244 million to Cambodia for the implementation of a flood prevention and drainage improvement project in Phnom Penh and the development of a new container terminal at Sihanoukville deep sea port.

According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry statement, Prime Minister Hun Sen will visit Japan from Sunday until Wednesday next week to confirm the funding.

He will be accompanied by the Finance Minister, the Minister of Rural Development, the Minister of Tourism and other members of the government.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that during his stay in Japan, Mr Hun Sen and the government delegation would pay a courtesy call to Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito.

After that, Mr Hun Sen would hold a summit meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, during which the two prime ministers would preside over the signing of the two documents on Japanese assistance to Cambodia.

The assistance includes grant aid of $35 million for the implementation of the flood prevention and drainage improvement project in Phnom Penh, and a concessional loan of $209 million for the development of a new container terminal at Sihanoukville port.

Mr Hun Sen will also receive courtesy calls from representatives of the Japan-Cambodia Parliamentary Friendship Association, the Japan-Mekong Parliamentary Friendship Association, the Japan External Trade Organisation and four Japanese companies.

The Prime Minister will meanwhile participate in a seminar on investment opportunities in Cambodia organised by the Japan-Cambodia Association, meet with Cambodian students who are studying in Japan, visit a waste disposal facility, and take a test ride on an Automated Guideway Transit train.

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