Aid and development

South Korea to give $10m for demining activities

The South Korean government will provide $10 million for the Kingdom’s landmine clearing activities from 2021 to 2025. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50750371/south-korea-to-give-10m-for-demining-activities/

China reaffirms support for Cambodia’s Public Administration

Chinese Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia, Wang Wentian has pledged to fully support the public administration reform programme of Cambodia, aiming at strengthening and promoting the close and effective cooperation between the two countries for the interests of the two governments and peoples. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50750092/china-reaffirms-support-for-cambodias-public-administration/

Kingdom to get demining aid

The international community will provide $20 million in aid to assist Cambodia with mine and explosive ordnance clearance. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-get-demining-aid

France provides $1.7million for Cambodia’s tourism sector

The French government, through the French Agency for Development (AFD), has provided a grant of 1.5 million euro ($ 1.7 million) to help restore  Cambodia’s post-Covid-19 tourism sector, according to the Ministry of Tourism. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50748433/france-provides-1-7million-for-cambodias-tourism-sector/

$100 million credit for rural roads

The World Bank has approved a $100 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to improve access to basic services and economic opportunities in Cambodia. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50746299/100-million-credit-for-rural-roads/

UN gives $1 million for migrant-worker support programme

The United Nations is providing $1 million for a joint programme with the government to provide support to returning migrant workers in three provinces. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/744697/un-gives-1-million-for-migrant-worker-support-programme/

Aid to shore up IDPoor programme

The UN Development Programme (UNDP), with the support of the Australian government, donated 1,700 computer tablets and software packages to the Ministry of Planning on Wednesday. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/aid-shore-idpoor-programme

UN gives $1 million for migrant-worker support programme

The United Nations is providing $1 million for a joint programme with the government to provide support to returning migrant workers in three provinces. Interior Minister Sar Kheng said yesterday the six-month programme will be carried out in Banteay Meanchey, Battambang and Siem Reap provinces. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744697/un-gives-1-million-for-migrant-worker-support-programme/

Exclusive ADB may offer more than $1.5b in new funding

Khmer Times can report that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is proposing to provide $1.5211 billion of new funding in its updated Cambodia country operations and business plan (COBP) 2021-2023. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744668/exclusive-adb-may-offer-more-than-1-5b-in-new-funding/

Thailand pledges more assistance in drug fight

Thailand has pledged to provide more technical assistance and materials to the National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) to control and combat drug crimes along the Cambodian-Thai borders. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50743990/thailand-pledges-more-assistance-in-drug-fight/

Japan to provide $106 million in aid to Mekong countries to boost co-operation in COVID-19 fight

Foreign ministers of Mekong countries and Japan discussed measures to boost co-operation in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and post-pandemic economic recovery. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50743556/japan-to-provide-106-million-in-aid-to-mekong-countries-to-boost-co-operation-in-covid-19-fight/

ADB approves $250 million Covid-19 loan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday approved a $250 million loan to help the Cambodian government respond to the Covid-19 pandemic by strengthening the healthcare system and increasing social assistance to the poor and vulnerable. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/adb-approves-250-million-covid-19-loan

Australia provides over $5 million for demining work

Australia has committed to grant AUD 7.6 million (about $5.26 million) for demining work in the Kingdom’s three most-affected provinces from this year until 2024. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50742996/australia-provides-over-5-million-for-demining-work/

Overall development assistance transparency improving

The triannual “Publish What You Fund” international aid transparency index was released on Wednesday, ranking several prominent Cambodian development donors and stating that overall transparency is improving. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50738183/overall-development-assistance-transparency-improving/

World Bank approves $93 million for Land Tenure Security of poor indigenous farmers

The World Bank has approved  $93 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Cambodia Land Allocation for Social and Economic Development Project III (LASED III). The project will help improve land tenure security and access to infrastructure and agricultural and social services ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50738809/world-bank-approves-93-million-for-land-tenure-security-of-poor-indigenous-farmers/

US gives $56 mln to support Kingdom

The US government has provided a total of $56 million to support Cambodia’s social and economy development programme in 2020, including $18 million to promote the Kingdom’s agriculture sector, according to a joint statement. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50738964/us-gives-56-mln-to-support-kingdom/

Garment sector struggles to maintain EU trade agreement

The Kingdom’s annual $7 billion garment and textile sector, which has already been hard hit by the Coronavirus pandemic, is still struggling to make up for its partial loss of a preferential zero-tax trade deal provided by the European Union due to end in August. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50737960/garment-sector-struggles-to-maintain-eu-trade-agreement/

Clean energy development presents challenges

With its aim to expand solar energy investment by 12 percent by the end of this year and increase it up to 20 percent over the next three years, Cambodia has been facing challenges of transiting to clean energy development, according to a case study ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50737288/clean-energy-development-presents-challenges/

New Zealand offers $3.8m in mine clearance

The government of New Zealand has provided about $3.8 million in aid to support mine clearance projects in Cambodia. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50736524/new-zealand-offers-3-8m-in-mine-clearance/

Japan provides $6 million emergency assistance to Cambodia

The Government of Japan has decided to extend to the Royal Government of Cambodia an emergency assistance comprising of medical supplies and technical assistance up to $ 6,320,167 through United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50733951/japan-provides-6-million-emergency-assistance-to-cambodia/

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