Phnom Penh, March 16, 2011 AKP –
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, strongly hoped that Japan will be able to rehabilitate the situation soon.
The Cambodian premier also wished that the missing people due to the recent massive earthquake and Tsunami will be found alive, H.E. Koy Kuong, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation told reporters here on Tuesday after the signing ceremony of an Exchange of Notes on the extension of Japan’s grant aid up to the amount of approximately US$94 million for the implementation of three development projects in Cambodia.
On the occasion, on behalf of the Cambodian government and people, Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen expressed his deepest sympathy and profound condolences to the Japanese government and people.
He further deeply thanked the government and people of Japan for their assistance to Cambodia despite the current difficult situation, H.E. Koy Kuong said.
Concerning the grant aid, he indicated, around US$45 million will be used for the Project for Flood Protection and Drainage Improvement in Phnom Penh Capital City (Phase III); and some US$33.66 million for the Project for Replacement and Expansion of Water Distribution Systems in Provincial Capitals.
The rest, around US$15.83 million, will be used for the Project for Improvement of Equipment for Demining Activities (Phase VI), he added.
The Exchange of Notes was signed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation between Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister H.E. Hor Namhong and Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Masafumi Kuroki, under the presidency of Premier Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen. –AKP
By SOKMOM Nimul