Bilateral development assistance

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Japan hands over 80 buses to Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh Governor Khuong Sreng yesterday received 80 public buses from Japan during the inauguration of a bus terminal in Prek Taroth village in Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changva district. Mr Sreng said at the event that Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia Horinouchi Hidehisa handed over 80 ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50615849/japan-hands-over-80-buses-to-phnom-penh/

Germany to provide Cambodia $66M in loans, grants for infrastructure, poverty reduction

The German government announced on Tuesday that following negotiations with Cambodian officials it has decided to approve a package of $34 million in loans and $32 million in grants to develop rural infrastructure and reduce poverty. A press release by the German Embassy urged Cambodia, ...

Kann Vicheika
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/germany-to-provide-cambodia-66m-in-loans-grants-for-infrastructure-poverty-reduction/4920662.html

Japan’s grants aim to ease Phnom Penh’s traffic woes

Workers are putting the finishing touches to the capital’s Chroy Changvar Bridge before its official reopening on April 4, in time for Khmer New Year. The bridge has been under renovation since October 2017, thanks to a $30 million grant aid issued by the Japanese ...

Husain Haider
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japans-grants-aim-ease-phnom-penhs-traffic-woes

US aids Prey Lang area with protection fund

The United States has begun making payments towards its $37 million aid for the protection of the Prey Lang protected area.​ The Prey Lang protected area encompasses four different provinces, including Kampong Thom, Kratie, Stung Treng and Preah Vihear. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50589794/us-aids-prey-lang-area-with-protection-fund/

Germany donates €5M to boost local services

The German government has committed €5 million (about $5.68 million) to a joint government and civil society programme to boost cooperation between local authorities, local service providers and the public to improve performance. The German Embassy announced the funding of the Implementation of Social Accountability ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/germany-donates-eu5m-boost-local-services

Japan aid totals $135 million

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn on Wednesday said the Japanese government had provided the Kingdom with $134.38 million in aid packages in the past 12 months – $19.42 million in grants and the remaining $114.96 million in loans. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-aid-totals-135-million

Japan donates $500K for B’bang education

In an agreement signed at the Embassy of Japan in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, Shanti Volunteer Association (SVA) received a $529,068 grant from from the Japanese government to carry out its projects aimed at improving early childhood education in Battambang. In a press release, the ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-donates-500k-bbang-education

Japan donates $2M to child violence project

The governments of Cambodia and Japan, along with Unicef, on Tuesday jointly launched a project to prevent violence against minors. It aims to accelerate action to end all forms of it in the Kingdom, with more than one million vulnerable children increasingly protected. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-donates-2m-child-violence-project

RUPP seal Sweden’s $10M funding

The Swedish Embassy in Cambodia signed a memorandum of understanding with the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) on Wednesday to fund a high-quality training and research institute. The agreement is worth in the region of $10 million for a four-year pilot phase focusing on ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rupp-seal-swedens-10m-funding

USAID project helps trafficking victims

While human trafficking remains a serious concern in the Kingdom, a project initiated by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) helped 108 victims to receive compensation, while a further 1,482 also benefited from the project. ...

Kong Meta
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/usaid-project-helps-trafficking-victims

Germany, EU roll out funding to accelerate lower Mekong projects

Germany and the EU continue to grant new funding, worth €8.92 million ($10.15 million), to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to enhance the Mekong cross-border water cooperation among the lower Mekong countries – Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, said an MRC press release The Post ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/germany-eu-roll-out-funding-accelerate-lower-mekong-projects

Government leads joint programme with EU, strengthening an education sector

The EU on Wednesday launched the new phase of a multi-agency supported programme aimed at strengthening the Kingdom’s education sector. The Capacity Development Partnership Fund (CDPF), which was started in 2011, has entered its third and final phase which will cost $27 million over four ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-leads-joint-programme-eu-strengthening-education-sector

EBA removal won’t affect development projects: EU

The potential cancellation of the Everything-but-arms (EBA) scheme will not have an impact on development projects in Cambodia funded by the European Union, according to George Edgar, the EU Ambassador to Cambodia. ...

Pav Suy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50549413/eba-removal-wont-affect-development-projects-eu/

Project aids uptick in family chicken farming

Family-based chicken farming is on the rise in Cambodia, thanks in part to a $1.35 million project funded by the EU, said an NGO, People in Need Cambodia (Pin). Pin said over the past two years, Cambodian families have raised nearly 90 per cent more ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/project-aids-uptick-family-chicken-farming

Bayon restoration to resume

The Japanese and Cambodian governments have allocated $1,5 million to fund phase five of the Bayon temple restoration project, a Unesco official said on Tuesday. Unesco Culture Programme Specialist Philippe Delanghe told The Post yesterday that the project which is slated to begin this year ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bayon-restoration-resume

Millions donated for Prey Lang conservation

The United States Agency for International Development has awarded $21 million to Tetra Tech for the next five years to improve nature conservation and strengthen sustainable development in the Prey Lang region, Tetra Tech said on Tuesday. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50535264/millions-donated-for-prey-lang-conservation/

Legal policy on marginalised groups finished by gov’t, EU

Ministry of Justice and the European Union (EU) experts have finalised the draft policy to provide legal aid to marginalised groups in rural areas in the Kingdom. The ministry and the EU completed the draft during their Technical Support for Legal Aid Policy Development workshop ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/legal-policy-marginalised-groups-finished-govt-eu

Transport Minister denies Japan aid cut

Transport Minister Sun Chanthol said on Sunday that the Japanese government will not cut infrastructure financing following international criticism and calls made by former opposition members to end funding. ...

Pav Suy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50514899/transport-minister-denies-japan-aid-cut/

Japan provides more than $7 million in aid to NEC

The Japanese government has provided more than $7 million in aid to the National Election Committee (NEC), including the cost of 11,000 ballot boxes and 40 pickup trucks, it said on Saturday. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/japan-provides-more-7-million-aid-nec

Japanese government to keep supporting MRC

The Japanese government has pledged its continued support for the Mekong River Commission’s ongoing efforts to improve irrigation facilities under a four-year $1.4 million project involving Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50510824/japanese-government-to-keep-supporting-mrc/

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