Japan donates 35 ambulances to Cambodia
Sen David / Khmer Times Tue, May 8, 2021
The Japanese government has donated 35 ambulances to Cambodia to support the Kingdom’s efforts in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The donation handover ceremony was held yesterday at the Ministry of Health Central Medical Storage (CMS) under the presidency Yuok Sambath, Health Ministry secretary of state, and Karimata Atsushi, Minister and Deputy Chief of the Mission of the Embassy of Japan to the Kingdom of Cambodia.
According to the embassy’s press release, the assistance is based on the cooperation measures put in place with Asean countries that were announced by former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit held in April last year.
The initiative is one of many employed by the Japanese government to confront COVID-19 on a global scale, the press release said, adding that so far, in response to a request from the Cambodian government, Japan has supplied medical equipment such as ambulances, X-ray equipment, ultrasound diagnostic equipment, oxygen generators and ICU beds to Cambodia.
“Japan will continue to cooperate with the Royal Government of Cambodia to provide necessary equipment. We hope that these supplies will be helpful for the Cambodian healthcare professionals who are working so hard to fight COVID-19,” it added.
SOURCE – Khmer Times, Cambodia Tue, May 8, 2021