Japan has granted about $28 million in aid for the construction of teacher education colleges in the kingdom.
The signing ceremony took place yesterday at the Foreign Affairs Ministry.
The grant has been approved in order to enhance the human resource capacity of teacher ranks and meet the requirements for socio-economic development of the nation.
Japanese Ambassador Horinouchi Hidehisa said the teacher education colleges will be built in Phnom Penh and Battambang province.
“I hope students who receive education from teachers that graduate from the institutes will take part in developing the country,” Mr Hidehisa said. Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn thanked Japan for its ongoing assistance in developing the nation.
“Japan is the biggest donor for development infrastructure and socio-economic development in the areas of health, education and human resources,” Mr Sokhonn said.
Mr Sokhonn noted that Japan has granted aid worth about $312 million to Cambodia in 2017.
Mr Sokhonn added that the teacher institutes in Phnom Penh will train teachers from five provinces, including Mondulkiri, Ratanakkiri, Preah Vihear, Koh Kong and Stung Teng.
The Battambang college will train teachers from Pailin, Pursat, Banteay Meanchey, Oddar Meanchey and Siem Reap provinces.