The Japanese government today provided $882,000 to UN-Habitate Cambodia for flood recovery efforts in Tboung Khmum province.
The exchange grant aid for the “Project for the Support for Improving Living Environment and Disaster Prevention Capacity in Cambodia” was signed between Japanese Ambassador Horinouchi Hidehisa and Sok Vanna, UN-Habitate Cambodia’s habitat programme manager, at the Land Management Ministry.
The Japanese embassy posted on its Facebook page yesterday that the project will cost 100 million Japanese Yen [about $882,000].
“We believe this grant will strengthen disaster preparedness as well as recovery in flood affected areas, thus contributing to the improvement of the quality of Cambodia people’s life,” it said.
Mr Vanna said that the project will support the rebuilding of houses in province which were damaged during floods last year.
“The main purpose of the exchange of notes is to fund the repairs or rebuilding of houses that were damaged by flood in Tboung Khmum province,” he said.
Mr Vanna noted that some houses in flood-prone areas will be rebuilt on higher ground to prevent damage when floods occur again.
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