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Japan builds bridges

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Japan has given $35m to fix seven bridges. Supplied

Cambodia will today receive about $35 million in aid from the Japanese government to fund the reconstruction of seven bridges in flood-prone areas.

The Foreign Ministry said the aid will be used to cover the costs of replacing five bridges on National Road 73 in Kratie province and two on National Road 11 in Prey Veng province.


“These bridges will be constructed to replace the current ones to strengthen the transportation capacity along both national roads,” the ministry said.

Japan has provided Cambodia with $249 million in aid since April.

In July 2015 at the 7th Mekong-Japan Summit, the Japanese government pledged a budget of about $6.1 billion to provide assistance to five countries in the Mekong sub-region – Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam – as part of a strategy to boost Mekong-Japanese cooperation from 2016 to 2018.

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