Aid and development

ADB approves $70 million loan to strengthen agricultural value chain and food safety in Cambodia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $70 million loan to improve the capacity of agribusinesses in six provinces across Cambodia to process key agricultural products such as cassava, cashews, mangoes, vegetables, and poultry. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50787037/adb-approves-70-million-loan-to-strengthen-agricultural-value-chain-and-food-safety-in-cambodia/

Japan donates $3 million to fight marine plastic waste

The Japanese government will provide a $3 million grant to help Cambodia fight marine plastic pollution and promote a responsible cycle of using, reusing and recycling all forms of plastic waste.​The grant will fund an anti-waste project to be implemented by the Ministry of Environment, ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-donates-3-million-fight-marine-plastic-waste

US provides additional $600,000 in flood relief for families and communities

The United States, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), yesterday provided $600,000 in humanitarian assistance to support the flood-response in Cambodia. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50785808/us-provides-additional-600000-in-flood-relief-for-families-and-communities/

Australia providing $24 million for Indo-Pacific fight against infectious diseases

Australia will set aside $24 million of its investment in The Global Fund to directly support countries in the Indo-Pacific region, including Cambodia, to fight against infectious diseases. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50784956/australia-providing-24-million-for-indo-pacific-fight-against-infectious-diseases/

Japan provides $200 million loan for C-19 relief

Japan has provided more than $200 million as a loan to support Cambodia with social and economic recovery amid the COVID-19 crisis. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50784584/japan-provides-200-million-loan-for-c-19-relief/

Japan extends Covid loan for Kingdom

Japan has extended its loan for Cambodia for $270 million to be used in Covid-19 response and economic revitalisation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said following the 12th virtual Mekong-Japan Summit on November 13. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-extends-covid-loan-kingdom

Australian Embassy contribute to flood relief efforts in Kingdom

Australian Ambassador to Cambodia Pablo Kang today went to Kampong Thom province to support flood relief efforts in the province. ...

Taing Rinith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50782815/australian-embassy-contribute-to-flood-relief-efforts-in-kingdom/

U.S. government support assists more than 2,500 flood-affected families in Pursat

The U.S. Embassy provided food assistance to over 2,500 flood-affected households in the Cambodian province of Pursat last week, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and distributed through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50778961/u-s-government-support-assists-more-than-2500-flood-affected-families-in-pursat/

IMF urges closer cooperation between statistics agencies in Cambodia

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says closer cooperation between statistics-producing agencies in Cambodia is “essential” to improve the quality of macroeconomic statistics. ...

Sao Da/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50778524/imf-urges-closer-cooperation-between-statistics-agencies-in-cambodia/

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/

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