India’s ambassador to Cambodia and the the Minister of Women’s Affairs on Friday attended the inauguration of toilet blocks at a Phnom Penh school under an aid scheme aimed at having a quick impact in Cambodia.
The Indian Government has given $50,000 under its Quick Impact Projects scheme for construction of toilet blocks at three primary and secondary schools in the suburbs of Phnom Penh and Kandal province.
The project was implemented by Cambodia’s Ministry of Women’s Affairs. Construction of the blocks has been completed.
Ambassador Manika Jain and Minister Ing Kantha Phavi attended the inauguration at Tean Primary School in Dangkor district on Friday.
Lack of proper toilet facilities has often been a problem which causes students to avoid going to school.
Construction of these toilets with better hygiene and sanitation conditions will benefit about 1,500 students, especially girls.
Under the Mekong Ganga Cooperation initiative, beginning from 2015, India has been assisting Cambodia with small socio-economic Quick Impact Projects in the fields of agriculture, health, women’s empowerment, capacity building, sanitation, environment and information technology.
India has provided assistance for ten such projects each year in 2017 and last year.
These projects have received overwhelming response and created a distinct and visible impact among beneficiaries.