In a significant development, Cambodia has been granted $9.7 million by Japan for the Nationwide Continuously Operating Reference Station Network project.

The official agreement, signed by foreign minister Sok Chenda Sophea and Japanese ambassador to Cambodia Atsushi Ueno, occurred recently at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

“The primary goal of this project is to expedite cadastral surveying and enhance administrative services associated with land registration. This will be achieved through the establishment of a continuously operating reference station network, ultimately bolstering the advancement of infrastructure projects,” the ministry said in a press realease after the signing ceremony.

“As Cambodia undergoes rapid infrastructure and land development, the deployment of the Continuously Operating Reference Station [CORS] system throughout the country holds tremendous significance,” stated the ministry.

Chenda Sophea expressed gratitude to the Japanese government and people for their ongoing support through Official Development Assistance (ODA), encompassing a broad spectrum of collaborative efforts such as infrastructure development, healthcare, education, water supply and demining efforts.

“This underscores Japan’s vital contribution to Cambodia’s socio-economic development,” he said.