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Kingdom, Japan go over water resource management

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Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology Lim Kean Hor on January 20 met with Japanese ambassador Masahiro Mikami and Haruko Kamei, chief representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica), Tokyo’s overseas development arm, to discuss assistance in water resources management. SUPPLIED

Kingdom, Japan go over water resource management

Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology Lim Kean Hor on January 20 met with Japanese ambassador Masahiro Mikami and Haruko Kamei, chief representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica), Tokyo’s overseas development arm, to discuss assistance in water resources management.

Kean Hor briefed the Japanese officials on Cambodia’s many accomplishments and ongoing projects related to water resources and meteorology, his ministry said in a statement.

The minister touched on the various forms of support provided by Japan for socio-economic development in the Kingdom, with particular focus on tangible infrastructure, health and healthcare, education, good governance, and especially water resources planning and management.

Praising the strides made by Cambodia in the fields of water resource development and management as well as meteorology, the ambassador said Tokyo was committed to working with Phnom Penh on water resource and broader economic development in the Kingdom.

The ministry mentioned that Japan, through Jica, has provided Cambodia with ample support for water resource management, including grants and loans.

This support has facilitated the completion of a range of projects, with many more still in the works, covering areas such as drainage infrastructure and irrigation systems, it said, referencing as an example of the latter an undertaking in southern Kandal province’s Kandal Stung district.

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