Siem Reap Water Supply Authority (SRWSA) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a memorandum of understanding on the implementation of drinking water and sanitation service for prevent the Covid-19 project as part of technical assistance from Japan.
The project aims to improve Covid-19 prevention measures by expanding safe and sustainable water supply services. It also aims to improve sanitation and hygiene practices.
To achieve these goals, the project will provide the necessary materials such as chlorine gas and lime to ensure that drinking water meets national standards. In addition, the project is also providing water clocks, water pipes and connection equipment, as well as other equipment to SRWSA to extend water services to areas where there are no pipes. water, such as Sangkat Slor Kram and Sala Kamroeuk, Siem Reap. In addition to materials for water sanitation and access to drinking water, the project will also educate the residents of Siem Reap on the importance of proper sanitation and hygiene to prevent Covid-19 .
The project is part of the Japanese government’s emergency support in response to the Cambodian government’s official request. The project will be completed by the end of July 2022, and it is expected that over 90,000 people living in the project area and under the jurisdiction of SRWSA will benefit from the effort. This support also extends to supporting SRWSA operations that are facing challenges as a result of the pandemic.
JICA has assisted Cambodia on several occasions in the field of water sanitation and sanitation services, and is an important development partner. In addition, many water treatment plants in the provinces of the country have been built with the help of Japan.