Aid and development

Bilateral development assistance

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/

Phase 4 pipeline installation ready for flood protection

The underground installation of the interceptor pipeline system has been completed for the Phnom Penh Flood Protection and Drainage Improvement Project Phase 4. Meanwhile, the rest of the construction is on track and expected to be fully complete by 2021, according to Japan International Cooperation ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50763050/phase-4-pipeline-installation-ready-for-flood-protection/

Germany pledges to support SME sector

The German government has pledged to support Cambodia’s small and medium enterprise (SME) sector to be more competitive, focusing on the agro-industry and food processing. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50762872/germany-pledges-to-support-sme-sector/

Swiss to train tourism workers in north, northeast

The Swiss government will continue to support professional tourism development projects for Cambodians living in the northern and northeastern provinces for another four years, according to the director of the Swiss Cooperation Office.​ ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50760226/swiss-to-train-tourism-workers-in-north-northeast/

Australia gives $57M for vaccine programme to reopen economy

Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs granted $57 million yesterday for Cambodia and the region to have improved access to safe, effective and affordable COVID-19 vaccines. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50757288/australia-gives-57m-for-vaccine-programme-to-reopen-economy/

DPM: Cambodia, EU relationship remains the same

Cambodia has reiterated her endeavour to maintain good relationship with the European Union although the region has partially withdrawn part of tariff preference it had granted to the country. ...

Phal Sophanith/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755261/dpm-cambodia-eu-relationship-remains-the-same/

Agriculture and health key for Aussie development

Australia is continuing to invest in its flagship agricultural and health development programmes because the two sectors have become vitally important for Cambodia’s response during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755052/agriculture-and-health-key-for-aussie-development/

Online course on how to build a startup business

Impact Hub Phnom Penh, with support from the Australian Embassy in Cambodia, is proud to introduce a new online course “How to build a Startup”, available online now on www.impacthubphnompenh.online. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50753389/online-course-on-how-to-build-a-startup-business/

Aid for Sihanoukville ‘smart city’ strategy

The Australian Ambassador to Cambodia Pablo Kang, and Preah Sihanouk Provincial Governor Kuoch Chamroeun, launched Australia’s support for a “smart city” strategy for Sihanoukville. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50753209/aid-for-sihanoukville-smart-city-strategy/

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/

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/

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

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/

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/

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/

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/

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