Japan funds outreach activities for Legal Documentation Center

The Japanese government has approved more than $250,000 to support the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s Legal Documentation Centre to conduct its outreach activities. According to a press release issued yesterday, the Japanese government approved $251,970 to support the LDC, including the establishment of mobile outreach unit, consisting ...

Mom Kunthear

Japan pouring US$17.8 million into Luang Prabang water supply upgrade

The Japanese government is funding a grant aid project worth US$17.8 million to improve the water supply system in Luang Prabang city, under a grant agreement signed in Vientiane on Thursday. The agreement was signed by the Director General of the Department of International Cooperation of ...

Jica comitted to support development of PAS port

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) has expressed commitment to support the development of the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) by continuing to provide grant aid and loans after it transferred its shares of PAS to Japanese logistic firm Kamigumi Co Ltd. The announcement came after Jica’s ...

Hor Kimsay

Japan’s Strategy in the Mekong Region

Concerted actions and tangible achievements over the past 10 years of the Mekong-Japan Cooperation have significantly contributed to the transformation of the Mekong region to be one of the global growth centers. Japan’s commitment to promote quality growth-both hard and soft infrastructure connectivity- further boosts economic ...

Sim Vireak

JICA grants 32b kip for clean agriculture development

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has granted more than 32 billion kip (US$4 million) to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to carry out a brand new clean agriculture development project.The project purposes the supply of clean agriculture (CA) products, which includes organic agriculture and ...

Quality infrastructure needed to support economic growth

Cambodia sits at a crossroads in the ASEAN region, potentially making it a key part of regional economic development and trade flows, though improved infrastructure and more innovative financing approaches are still needed, infrastructure experts meeting in Phnom Penh said on May 10. Speaking at ...

Japan gives $140 million to Cambodia

The Japanese government agreed on March 30 to provide Cambodia with about $140 million in grant aid and concessional loans for infrastructure, healthcare, water supply and flood protection. The deal, signed by Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn and Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Horinouchi Hidehisa, was witnessed by Prime ...

Lao, Japanese experts discuss city bus transport system

Transport officials and senior experts from the Japan International Cooperation Association discussed how to improve the efficiency of the Vientiane State Bus Enterprise Project’s Phase II on March 23. During the meeting the group also reviewed lessons learnt from Phase I, suggesting that the positive ...

City sewage plan mooted

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has finalised a sewage management master plan for Phnom Penh, which is in dire need of a wastewater treatment plant, officials said on March 15. Uchida Togo, project formulation adviser at JICA, said the organisation is now working with the ...

Japan wades in on Tonle Sap algae

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has agreed to oversee a project to help recover water quality in the Tonle Sap lake in response to the appearance of a large bloom of algae. The project is part of a wider five-year initiative to improve water quality in ...

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