DuPont Cambodia, in collaboration with the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and local authorities, helped build two water pumps and wells for the North Talak village in the Takéo Province, a key rice growing area of Cambodia. Partly supported by the DuPont Community Fund, the project aimed to improve the quality of life of the villagers by providing access to clean water for daily consumption, household vegetable watering and livestock raising, especially during dry seasons.
Ouk Siphan, director of the Legislation Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and Hsing Ho, DuPont ASEAN managing director chaired the handover ceremony attended by local authorities and more than 200 villagers. At the event, DuPont also donated school stationery supplies and books for children in the village.
“Water is a basic necessity and key to community development,” said Hsing. “For us living in the cities, it is difficult to imagine not having clean water. People in rural areas tend to suffer illnesses due to contaminated water. We are delighted to contribute to the healthier life of Cambodian people.”
Saravuth Tuot, DuPont Cambodia country manager, said, “We are grateful to have received support from the Ministry of Agriculture and local authorities to ensure the completion of this project. Hundreds of people in the North Talak village will benefit from the wells and this really made us proud.”