Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) announced on Friday that the construction of a $34 million Japanese government-funded wastewater treatment plant in Phnom Penh to improve water quality and protect the environment will begin early next year. Japanese government had granted 2,777 million yen (S$34.8 million)) in aid to Cambodia for the Phnom Penh sewage system development project, according to JICA. The construction of the plant will take 32 months, and it will be located in the capita’s Dangkor district at Choeung Ek lake, in Choeung Ek commune. It is said that the plant will have a capacity of 5,000 cubic meters per day.
This is the first such project for a wastewater treatment plant in Phnom Penh. Flood protection and drainage improvement project Phases I, II, III and IV have been already built in the capital.
The project will also strengthen the capacity of staff in the operation and maintenance of the plant, as well as provide financial management.
The Japanese government through JICA this year signed off on four projects worth 8,055 million yen (S$101 million), including grants totaling $43 million (S$58.3 million) and $34 million (46.1 million) in concessional loans.
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