Kubota Construction signed the contract of Project for Sewerage System Development in Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia
April 21, 2021
Kubota Construction Co., Ltd. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Kubota Corporation; Head Office: Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Japan; President: Noriyuki Arakawa; hereinafter, “Company”) announces that it has signed the contract of Project for Sewerage System Development in Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia in a joint venture with METAWATER Co., Ltd.
This project is a part of the ODA Grant* signed by the Japanese and Cambodian governments in November 2019.
The Company will contribute for improvement of the water and hygiene environments in Cambodia, and to enhancement of the living environment for the people of that country by constructing a sewerage treatment facility using advanced Japanese infrastructure technology.
1. Background and objectives
- Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh is considered to be in need of various measures, including development of sewerage treatment facilities, because its natural purification capacity has declined significantly due to increased sewage quantity as a result of rapid urbanization and population growth in recent years, together with progress on reclamation of lakes, marshes, and wetlands.
- Against that background, the Phnom Penh city government has developed a Master Plan on Drainage and Sewerage Improvement, and has decided to construct sewerage treatment facilities at Lake Choeung Ek, which naturally purifies the largest amount of wastewater for the city.
- Developing this sewerage treatment facility will enable proper wastewater treatment in the applicable districts of Phnom Penh city while reducing the pollution load on the Lake Choeung Ek basin. This, in turn, will contribute for improvement of the water and hygiene environments in the relevant communities and to enhancement of the living environment of their residents.
2. Business outline
|Project name||Project for Sewerage System Development in Phnom Penh|
|Project owner||Department of Public Works and Transport (DPWT), Phnom Penh Capital Administration Kingdom of Cambodia|
|Joint venture participants||Kubota Construction Co., Ltd. (Representative company)
METAWATER Co., Ltd.
|Project term||32 months|
|Overview of work||Construction of sewage treatment facilities (5,000 m3/day), and sewer pipe-laying work (1.9 km)|
|Contract value||2.34 billion yen|
- ODA Grants
ODA Grants are a form of financial assistance whereby funds are provided to a developing country to support development of facilities that are necessary for economic and social development.