Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Japan pledges flooding funds




Japan pledges flooding funds

Japan pledges flooding funds

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has pledged 1.51 billion yen (US$19.6 million) to repair infrastructure affected by last fall’s flooding, officials said yesterday.

At the signing, JICA promised to renovate eight bridges along National Road 11 and to improve roads and drainage facilities in Kampong Chhnang city affected by the overflow of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers last year.

“The bridges to be constructed under this project are to replace the existing dilapidated temporary bridges, which have inadequate flood discharge capacity,” said Suzuki Yasujiro, chief representative for JICA’s Cambodia office.

The project will also repair roads in Kampong Chhnang city that have been temporarily restored but are in need of permanent pavement and improvement of their drainage capabilities, Suzuki said.

The new aid project will supplement JICA’s provision of emergency supplies during the floods last August through October, which killed more than 200 people and affected 18 provinces in the worst flooding since 2000.

To contact the reporter on this story: Justine Drennan at [email protected]

MOST VIEWED

  • Thousands attend CNRP-organised pro-democracy vigil in South Korea

    Thousands of supporters of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Saturday gathered in the South Korean city of Gwangju to hold a candlelight demonstration calling for the “liberation” of democracy in Cambodia. Yim Sinorn, a CNRP member in South Korea, said on

  • US Embassy: Chinese trade does not help like the West’s

    The US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Friday said relations between China and Cambodia did not create jobs or help industry when compared to the trade between the Kingdom and the US. “About 87 per cent of trade [with China] are Chinese imports, which do not

  • Cambodia-Thailand rail reconnected after 45 years

    A railway reconnecting Cambodia and Thailand was officially inaugurated on Monday following a 45-year hiatus, with the two kingdoms’ prime ministers in attendance at the ceremony. On the occasion, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha travelled together from Thailand’s

  • Vietnamese land-grabbers held

    Following a provincial court order, Ratanakkiri Military Police on April 16 arrested 12 Vietnamese nationals accused of crossing the border into Cambodia and illegally clearing forest land. The accused are now being detained at Phnom Svay prison in the province. Ratanakkiri military police commander Thav Yen told