Japan to Fund a Community Technology Center in Takeo Province

PHNOM PENH — The Japanese government will provide funding to build a community technology center in Takeo province to enable people as well as students to study information and communication technology and digital technology. 

According to a press release of the Japanese Embassy issued on March 17, Japan will provide a grant of $145,692 for the construction of the center in Bati district, which is expected to serve 8,000 people and 1,000 students in the area. 

 Japanese Ambassador Atsushi Ueno said that he hopes the project will benefit people and students of the district by enabling them to study information and communication technology and digital technology. 

“I am pleased to see that Cambodia has been developing rapidly,” he said on March 7. “However, I also recognize that there are still some challenges that need to be addressed to improve people's quality of life.”

The ambassador was speaking during the signing ceremony for Japan's Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects, also known as the KUSANONE Grant. “Japan will continue to contribute to addressing these challenges through various official development assistance schemes, including KUSANONE Grant,” he said. 

According to the press release, the Japanese government has supported 707 projects through the KUSANONE Grant over the past 30 years, providing assistance to local authorities and NGOs.

Contacted for details regarding the future Community Technology Center, the Bati District official declined to comment. 

Originally written in Khmer for ThmeyThmey, this story was translated by Te Chhaysinh for Cambodianess.

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