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Japan Provides US$166,837 for Procurement of Second Hand Ambulances and Fire Trucks

The Government of Japan will provide US$166,837 for a recipient organization under the framework, the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (“KUSANONE” Grant). The Grant Contract was signed today between H.E. Mr. UENO Atsushi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Cambodia, and the representative of the recipient, to carry out the following project.

‘The Project for Procurement of Second Hand Ambulance and Fire Truck at Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Infirmary in Preah Sihanouk Province’ (US$166,837)

Recipient: Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Infirmary

In this project, two second hand ambulances and two second hand fire trucks would be adjusted and be provided to Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Infirmary in Preah Sihanouk Province. The infirmary currently has a limited number of emergency vehicles. Therefore, by implementing this project, it will improve the capacity of the infirmary in case of emergency, enabling it to cope with extended number of patients who require urgent transfers, and handling large fires and forest fires. It is expected that this project would contribute to secure approximately 20,000 citizens who live proximate to the infirmary.

Japan’s “KUSANONE” Projects started in Cambodia in 1991 in order to support Cambodia’s reconstruction and development at the grassroots level. The assistance aims to protect those who are vulnerable due to various factors such as poverty and/or misfortunes that directly threaten their lives, livelihood, and dignity, as well as to promote self-reliance of local communities. Since 1991, the Government of Japan has provided over US$66 million for mainly local authorities and non-governmental organizations to implement 709 KUSANONE projects throughout Cambodia.

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