Cambodia Wins Japan Agricultural Aid

Japan and Cambodia have signed a memorandum of agreement to help boost agricultural development in communities near a major Cambodian lake.

Under the agreement, the Japan International Cooperation Agency will provide USD4.4 million to help expand agriculture productivity in various villages in the provinces of Pusart, Battambang and Kompong Cham, Xinhua News reports.

Specifically, the assistance will be spent on 36 communes surrounding Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake, which serves as the country’s natural reservoir. Approximately 4 million Cambodians rely on the lake for their livelihood, Xinhua notes.

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