Japan has provided 21 trucks and 32 sets of computer to 19 municipal and provincial health departments for the human and bird flu emergent prevention project. Speaking at the handover ceremony held here on Sept. 17, Timothy Johnston, health expert of the World Bank in Cambodia, said at the request of the Royal Government of Cambodia, the World Bank and the Japanese government have decided to provide US$3 million and US$2 million respectively to support the project of management and emergent prevention of bird flu and human flu.
The project, implemented by the National Committee for Disaster Management, is aimed at providing training to medical doctors in operative districts of the 24 provinces and municipality across the country, at supporting the follow-up, research and survey activities, and at providing equipment for the said activities, he said.
The trucks and computers are the second donation from the Japanese government, he added.
For his part, Secretary of State at the Health Ministry H.E. Eng Huot thanked the Royal Government of Japan for its technical and financial support to the development of Cambodia.