Japan Supports Roofing Construction Of A Wheelchair Basketball Court In Battambang Province

date_range 22-Mar-2024
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Phnom Penh, March 22, 2024 --

Cambodia Wheelchair Basketball Federation (CWBF) will be granted US$76,333 by the Government of Japan for the Roofing Construction of a Wheelchair Basketball Court in Battambang province.

The Grant Contract was signed here on Mar. 21 between Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. UENO Atsushi, and H.R.H. Princess Sisowath Kanthireth, President of CWBF.

According to a press release of the Embassy of Japan in Phnom Penh, this grant will be used to construct a roofing for the current wheelchair basketball court located at Physical Rehabilitation Centre in Battambang.

As the court has no roofing, it continued, athletes of wheelchair basketball have limited time to practice during morning or evening when the sun is not too high, or even may not practice at all when it is raining.

Through this project, athletes will be able to practice anytime regardless of day or night and weather, and lead the wheelchair basketball team to achieve better results in an international competition in the future, said the source, adding that with great anticipation, more people would be interested in playing sports, and through that engagement, people could live a healthier society in the future.

The grant is made under the framework, the Grant Assistance for Cultural Grassroots Projects (“KUSANONE”), which directly contributes to the promotion of cultural, sports, and higher educational activities and preservation of cultural heritage conducted by non-profit organisations that are active at the grassroots level in developing countries.