Aid and development

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/

Sweden cancels aid to Cambodia, shifting focus to civil society

The Swedish government announced today it will cease providing development assistance, starting from July 1, and will redirect its focus to human rights, democracy and the rule of law. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50733299/sweden-cancels-aid-to-cambodia-shifting-focus-to-civil-society/

EU providing over $500 million for C-19 response

The European Union, in a statement issued yesterday, said it is mobilising about $504 million in grants and loans to work with Cambodia in fighting the global COVID-19 (C-19) pandemic and mitigate its socio-economic effects. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50732907/eu-providing-over-500-million-for-c-19-response/

EU doles out $500M in economic, job aid

Team Europe – the combined efforts of the EU, its member states and their financial institutions and implementing agencies – is mobilising €443 million ($503 million) in grants and loans to work with Cambodia in fighting Covid-19 and mitigating its socio-economic impacts. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/eu-doles-out-500m-economic-job-aid

Germany provides $14.6m technical assistance grant to Cambodia

The government of Germany on Tuesday provided a $14.6 million grant aid to Cambodia to support various social development interventions in the nation. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50732619/germany-provides-14-6m-technical-assistance-grant-to-cambodia/

USAID provides additional grant to stimulate conservation action

The United States Agency for International Development yesterday announced the provision of an additional grant worth $100,000 to Sansom Mlup Prey Organisation, through the Greening Prey Lang Project. The grant seeks to stimulate conservation efforts which include the promotion of wildlife-friendly farming in communities living ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50732091/usaid-provides-additional-grant-to-stimulate-conservation-action/

World Oceans Day prompts re-think a push towards a ‘Blue Economy’

The Asian Development Bank has renewed the push for Cambodia and the Asian region to refocus its efforts away from the current “Ocean Economy” and towards a new, more sustainable “Blue Economy”, as yesterday marked World Oceans Day. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50731634/world-oceans-day-prompts-re-think-a-push-towards-a-blue-economy/

Norway continues to support demining activities in Cambodia

The Government of Norway through Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) confirmed its commitment to continue supporting Cambodia’s mine clearance efforts by providing $5 million for the next four years. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730943/norway-continues-to-support-demining-activities-in-cambodia/

Japan gives $41M in new aid

Japan has increased its Official Development Assistance (ODA) Grant by approximately 45 million Yen ($41 million) for three projects – the improvement of referral hospitals in Siem Reap province, human resource development scholarship and economic and social development programmes. The move comes in response to ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-gives-41m-new-aid

Australia reaffirms support for Cambodia’s agricultural sector

Australia will continue the implementation of Cambodia-Australia agricultural valuable chain programme worth between $80 to US$100 million. The plan was floated when Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Pablo Kang, Ambassador of Australia to Cambodia jointly chaired a demonstration of rice production ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50731346/australia-reaffirms-support-for-cambodias-agricultural-sector/

Japanese grant $32 million for Takhmao water supply system

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Cambodia signed a $32 million grant agreement with the government on Monday to expand Takhmao town’s water supply system. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japanese-grant-32-million-takhmao-water-supply-system

EU to assist tourism sector post COVID-19

Cambodia has requested the European Union assist the Kingdom’s hard-hit tourism sector once the COVID-19 pandemic has been resolved and international travel begins again. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50728834/eu-to-assist-tourism-sector-post-covid-19/

Japanese to donate medical equipment

The Japanese government will provide $18 million worth of medical equipment and supplies to the Ministry of Health to help the Kingdom fight Covid-19. It will also offer nearly $23 million in financial grants to support education and health in Cambodia, according to an announcement from ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japanese-donate-medical-equipment

EU to contribute to nation’s new water treatment plant

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has said it secured a 12.7 million euro (nearly $14 million) grant from the European Union for the construction of the Bakheng Water Treatment Plant and its 500 kilometres of distribution network in Phnom Penh.​ ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50724747/teu-to-contribute-to-nations-new-water-treatment-plant/

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