Aid and development

Micro, small, medium firms vital but need support: Report

Strengthening the dynamics of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) with innovation and internationalisation will be key to revitalising Southeast Asian economies devastated by Coronavirus, according to a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50777691/micro-small-medium-firms-vital-but-need-support-report/

UN says Cambodian rice farming faces challenges

The UN’s Global Reporting Initiative shows the Cambodia rice sector has faced significant sustainability challenges of decreasing returns for small-scale producers, inadequate uptake of responsible farming practices and smallholder engagement models amid calls for increasing organic production. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50777272/un-says-cambodian-rice-farming-faces-challenges/

73 Blue Helmets sent for UN mission in South Sudan

Seventy-three Cambodian Blue Helmets were dispatched to South Sudan on Sunday to join the UN peacekeeping mission in the east African country. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50777089/73-blue-helmets-sent-for-un-mission-in-south-sudan/

Sweden grants Covid-19 relief funds to Cambodia

The Embassy of Sweden has announced a COVID-19 response package to financially support rural communities in Cambodia through tree planting activities. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776808/sweden-grants-covid-19-relief-funds-to-cambodia/

Asean-UN join forces against COVID-19, landmines

Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn has reiterated Cambodia’s support for the crucial roles the United Nations is playing in steering global efforts to combat COVID-19. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776023/asean-un-join-forces-against-covid-19-landmines/

KOICA lays out plan for pandemic support

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Cambodian Rehabilitation and Development Board of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CRDB/CDC) yesterday held a discussion meeting at the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50775595/koica-lays-out-plan-for-pandemic-support/

Japan offers $239 million in emergency assistance

Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Motegi Toshimitsu announced yesterday Japan will provide $239 million in emergency financial assistance to support Cambodia, saying it “has suffered from adverse economic impacts as a result of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).”   ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50775690/japan-offers-239-million-in-emergency-assistance/

U.S. provides $100,000 to support Cambodia’s flood response efforts

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $100,000 in immediate humanitarian aid to support response efforts to severe flooding in Cambodia, according to a news release of the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50774153/u-s-provides-100000-to-support-cambodias-flood-response-efforts/

EU donates over $2 million for safe school re-openings

The European Union has contributed just under $2.4 million to Cambodia for the safe re-opening of schools and the continuing education of children, as part of their support for COVID-19 response and recovery. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50773310/eu-donates-over-2-million-for-safe-school-re-openings/

China provides around $140 million in grants for development

Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong said that China has provided about $140 million in grants for urgent development projects in the Kingdom. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50772448/china-provides-around-140-million-in-grants-for-development/

WFP director outlines continued transition into technical assistance

The World Food Programme’s (WFP) new Country Director, Claire Conan, has stated that the organisation is continuing with its transition into providing more technical assistance partnerships with the Cambodian government and local agricultural sector. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50770737/wfp-director-outlines-continued-transition-into-technical-assistance/

Youth, monks on Prey Lang visit

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Environment led monks and youth to inspect the work of rangers protecting Prey Lang in Kampong Thom province on Monday and Tuesday. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/youth-monks-prey-lang-visit

‘Uncertainty’ remains over economic outlook

The World Bank has forecast a sharp contraction of negative two percent for the local economy this year, adding that Cambodia’s unfavourable growth outlook alongside disruptions to jobs and lower household incomes means poverty is likely to increase. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50767885/uncertainty-remains-over-economic-outlook/

KOICA provides $8.5 million for health sectors in Cambodia

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has launched a new project with $8.5 million in funding to strengthen the health systems by preventing, detecting, and responding to infectious diseases in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766840/koica-provides-8-5-million-for-health-sectors-in-cambodia/

Australia donates water-modelling software to assist development

The Australian Embassy has donated its national water-modelling platform, eWater Source, to the Cambodian government as part of the nation’s ongoing support for sustainable water management throughout the Mekong region. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50767289/australia-donates-water-modelling-software-to-assist-development/

Additional support to farming enterprises

KE, which is part of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, has teamed up with the Cambodia-Australia Agricultural Value Chain programme (CAVAC), devoted to improving the resilience and competitiveness of Cambodia’s agriculture sector. They are  providing funding assistance to qualifying agro-processing small and medium enterprises ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766442/additional-support-to-farming-enterprises/

Promoting environmental science education in Cambodia

Minister of Environment Say Samal and Australian Ambassador to Cambodia Pablo Kang have discussed the promotion of education in environmental science in Cambodia. ...

Phal Sophanith/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50766559/promoting-environmental-science-education-in-cambodia/

US pledges $153 million toward Mekong development

The U.S. Department of State on Friday pledged about $153.6 million for cooperation projects across the Mekong region, including crime fighting, data sharing, and disaster management. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50763322/us-pledges-153-million-toward-mekong-development/

Cambodia commits over 200 to peacekeeping missions in Mali

Cambodia has dispatched 218 Blue Helmets to join the United Nation’s peacekeeping mission in Mali. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50763440/cambodia-commits-over-200-to-peacekeeping-missions-in-mali/

ADB provides $127.8 million loan for reliable electricity infrastructure

The Asian Development Bank (ADB)approved a $127.8 million loan on Friday to expand the construction of transmission lines and substations, aiming to help provide Phnom Penh and three other provinces with a stable and reliable electricity supply. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50763512/adb-provides-127-8-million-loan-for-reliable-electricity-infrastructure/

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