Japan supports four Asian countries to fight bird flu
$1.6 million provided to assist Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos and Viet Nam
22 March 2004, Bangkok -- Japan will support Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos and Viet Nam with $1.6 million in the fight against avian influenza, FAO announced today.
With Japanese funding, FAO will provide technical expertise, basic emergency equipment and materials for disease investigation, culling operations, cleaning and disinfection of infected premises.
Japan will also support the coordination of disease control activities.
Small- and medium-sized poultry producers, retailers and consumers will be the main beneficiaries.
FAO has already committed $5.5 million for several emergency projects to control avian influenza in Asia.
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