Japanese scholarships to support decentralisation plan

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Japanese ambassador to Cambodia Mikami Masahiro (left) met with Interior Minister Sar Kheng on June 10. Sar Kheng Facebook Page

Japan is offering scholarships to young officials at the Ministry of Interior to accelerate the implementation of decentralisation, according to the ambassador of Japan to Cambodia Mikami Masahiro who met with Interior Minister Sar Kheng on June 10.

“Although we are facing challenges due to Covid-19, the government of Japan will provide support to strengthen our capacity by offering scholarships and training to ministry officials,” he said.

Sar Kheng thanked Japan for helping to develop human resource and hoped that Japan will continue providing support.

“The support [in the past] include healthcare, finance and human resource development, which has contributed a lot to the decentralisation of power in Cambodia,” he said.

Sar Kheng said the government is currently preparing a ten-year plan to decentralise power, which is the important stage in delegating power and resources to sub-national administrations.