Japan Extends US$86 Million to Cambodia
AKP Phnom Penh, March 29, 2012 –
In response to the request from the Royal Government of Cambodia and with a view to strengthening friendly and cooperative relations between Japan and Cambodia, the Government of Japan has decided to extend 7,161 million Yen or US$86 million in concessional loan to Cambodia to support Siem Reap Water Supply Expansion Project.
The notes to these effects were exchanged here this morning between H.E. Hor Namhong, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and H.E. Kuroki Masafumi, Ambassador of Japan to Cambodia under the presidency of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia
This project will increase clean water supply to Siem Reap City by 60,000 cubic meters per day in order to respond to the increasing demand of water from residents and industries, said the Japanese ambassador.
This is the second project of water supply to Siem Reap by Japanese cooperation after the first project in 2004, he added.
This new project will take water from Tonle Sap Lake instead of underground water in order to avoid the possibility of negative impact on world heritage monuments of Angkor. Under the project, water intake facilities, a water treatment plant and the pipelines of 217 kilometers for water distribution will be constructed.
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