Aid and development

Japan pledges continued support for Cambodia’s education

Japan is committed to continue supporting Cambodia’s education sector, especially the scholarship program under the Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development (JDS). ...

Khmer Times Staff

Japan funds Save the Children to combat violence

Japan has pledged $600,000 to support Save the Children Japan (SCJ) in Cambodia’s “Eliminate Violence Against Children (VAC) in Cambodian Schools” project for its second year. ...

WFP and Cambodian Agriculture Cooperative Corporation launch $3 million project to support smallholder farmers

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Cambodian Agriculture Cooperative Corporation (CACC) are launching a new project targeting over 1,200 smallholder farmers and their extended families in Koh Nhek, Mondulkiri, the country’s north-eastern province. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Fisheries sector receives innovative equipment to increase market access

Businesses involved in post-harvest fisheries received a raft of green and innovative technology, equipment and materials necessary to make business operations and production more effective and efficient. ...

Marissa Carruthers

ADB offers Covid recovery package

Cambodia could potentially benefit from a $20.5 billion financial package for the Asia-Pacific committed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and use the funds to support its post-Covid-19 economic recovery, as extreme weather events compounded by a worsening regional food crisis and the still-ongoing Ukraine ...

May Kunmakara

South Korean firm commits to 1,000 ‘modern’ bus donation

Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced that the South Korean Booyoung Group will gift the government a further 1,000 modern buses. The company handed over 200 buses to the Phnom Penh Municipal Hall in February, but suggested that the new buses be utilised in the ...

Ry Sochan

ADB supported crucial Cambodia sectors in 2022

The Asian Development Bank last year committed support to Cambodia in several important sectors, including coastal, marine fisheries, power and livestock value chain. ...

Adur Pradeep

Cambodia needs $30B for 150 prioritised infrastructure projects

Cambodia has sought partners to raise about $30 billion of investment funds to implement 150 hard and soft infrastructure projects that the government has classified as priorities to place in the Comprehensive Intermodal Comprehensive Master Plan (CIT-MP) for the next ten years, said a release ...

Kang Sothear

Cambodia, France discuss agricultural cooperation

Cambodian senior agriculture officials on Wednesday discussed the possibility of importing fresh apples from France and exporting fresh mangoes from Cambodia, according to a press release from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF). ...

Kang Sothear

ADB warns Cambodia’s growth will be stunted by climate change

Cambodia’s long term economic growth faces significant threats from climate change and could dampen prospects for becoming an upper-middle income country in the coming years, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) report issued last week. ...

Sorn Sarath and Runn Sreydeth

PM appointed honorary president of Cambodia Oknha Association

Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged Cambodia Okhna Association to strengthen its solidarity to assist society and charity works, while accepting the position of Honorary President. ...

Mao Sreypich

NGOs issue heatstroke warnings

Plan International Cambodia (PIC) has advised all parents and caregivers to pay close attention to the health of children during the current hot weather conditions. ...

Long Kimmarita and Chea Sokny

Japan to provide over $18 million to support irrigation and drainage project in Phnom Penh

The Government of Japan will extend JPY 2,482,000,000 (approximately $18,240,000) in loan to the Royal Government of Cambodia for an irrigation and drainage project in Phnom Penh, said a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC). ...

Khmer Times Staff

ADB pegs economic growth for ‘23 at 5.5%

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on April 4 pegged the Kingdom’s economic growth at 5.5 per cent for this year “on a more robust tourism recovery and higher growth in the services sector”. ...

Rann Reuy

WB sticks to Cambodia’s 5.2% growth forecast for 2023

World Bank has maintained the 2023 economic growth rate forecast for Cambodia at 5.2 percent while it lowered the prospects for the neighbouring countries Vietnam and Thailand from its October 2022 estimates. ...

Manoj Mathew

AFD pledges $435m for Cambodian development projects

AFD has pledged to pump its largest amount of funding to date into Cambodia in the form of $435 million to fund a raft of projects, with priority given to water and sanitation, agriculture, energy and vocational training sectors. ...

Marissa Carruthers

UN vows support to gov’t for five-year development

The UN in Cambodia expressed support for the government’s efforts to effect economic, environment and social transformation, to be detailed in the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) which will be signed after a new government has been formed, according to a senior official. ...

Samban Chandara

Foreign ministry official meets with OIF delegate

Senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) for Asia-Pacific met for talks on regional issues and the development of human rights and democracy in Cambodia. ...

Post Staff

Call for $1 donations to support elephant conservation

An organisation devoted to elephant conservation in Cambodia is calling for $1 donations for its For Elephant’s Smile campaign to conserve elephants and the communities that care for them in the foothills of Kulen Mountain. ...

Yatt Malai

Battambang town opens new landfill

A nearly 21ha landfill in Ta Kream commune’s Poi Svay village of Battambang province’s Banan district was inaugurated on March 20 as part of the second “Urban Environment Management in the Tonle Sap Basin” project, which is being funded through a loan from the Asian ...

Yuth Vireak

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