Aid and development

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Cambodia emphasises key role of female peacekeepers

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Prak Sokhonn, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has highlighted the key role of women in peacekeeping operations under the UN umbrella. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501197972/cambodia-emphasises-key-role-of-female-peacekeepers/

$70million will be spend on STEM education nationwide

A $70 million loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will be utilised to aid the STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education nationwide in the upper secondary level. ...

Yim Sreylin
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501180995/70million-will-be-spend-on-stem-education-nationwide/

ADB mandate inked for 2GW of solar

The state-owned power utility is set to undertake a nationwide study on ways to harness an additional 2GW capacity of solar energy proposed by a regional lender, in a pilot project expected to spur up to $100 million in investments that aims to illustrate how ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/adb-mandate-inked-2gw-solar

ADB, EDC sign mandate for two GW solar and battery storage power programme in Cambodia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a transaction advisory services mandate with Cambodia’s national utility company Électricité du Cambodge (EDC) to support the development of two gigawatts (GW) of solar power in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501179163/adb-edc-sign-mandate-for-two-gw-solar-and-battery-storage-power-programme-in-cambodia/

Cambodia sends new batch of 346 soldiers to Mali, South Sudan for U.N. peacekeeping mission

Cambodia dispatched a new batch of 346 peacekeepers to join a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the war-torn African nations of Mali and South Sudan on Monday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501174412/cambodia-sends-new-batch-of-346-soldiers-to-mali-south-sudan-for-u-n-peacekeeping-mission/

ADB approves $32.5 mln to Cambodia for improving health services for migrants

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $32.5 million in financing to Cambodia for improving access to quality health services in northwest Banteay Meanchey province, the Manila-based lender said in a statement on Thursday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501172365/adb-approves-32-5-mln-to-cambodia-for-improving-health-services-for-migrants/

Cambodia’s GDP and Inflation to Rise This Year, World Bank Says

Cambodia’s GDP growth is estimated to reach 4.8% this year, and continue rising for the next two years while remaining below pre-pandemic levels, and inflation may hit 6%, more than double the rates of the last two years, the World Bank said. ...

Sorn Sarath and Matt Surrusco
https://cambojanews.com/cambodias-gdp-and-inflation-to-rise-this-year-world-bank-says/

IMF, ADB peg 2022 GDP growth at 5%

Two major multilateral lenders have forecast Cambodia’s economic growth for 2022 at around five per cent, buoyed by bumper export performance earlier in the year, coupled with ongoing policy support and continued tourism recovery, but held back by external pressures associated with Covid-19 and the ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/imf-adb-peg-2022-gdp-growth-5

Hun Sen requests UNDP support for mine-free goal

Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested that the UN Development Progamme (UNDP) continue its support for mine action in Cambodia so the Kingdom can achieve its goal of becoming mine-free by 2025. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-requests-undp-support-mine-free-goal

Sokhonn, ADB meet to discuss inclusive, ‘sustainable’ growth

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn on September 13 met with newly appointed Asian Development Bank (ADB) representative to Cambodia Jyotsana Varma for discussions.​​ ...

Samban Chandara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sokhonn-adb-meet-discuss-inclusive-sustainable-growth

World Food Programme drive aims to fix kids’ diets

The World Food Programme (WFP) – in collaboration with the School Health Department at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport – is launching an innovative social and behavioural change communication campaign to improve the diets of primary school children.​ ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/world-food-programme-drive-aims-fix-kids-diets

Cambodia received $18.4M from ADB trust funds in 2021

Cambodia received a total of $18.4 million for 23 projects as part of the Asian Development Bank’s trust fund, global fund, and special fund financing for projects and technical assistance, according to an ADB report. ...

Adur Pradeep
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501145513/cambodia-received-18-4m-from-adb-trust-funds-in-2021/

Cambodia's UN mission declares rapporteurs' findings one-sided

Cambodia’s UN mission in Geneva has “squarely dismissed” the contents of a June 29 joint press release issued by three UN special rapporteurs regarding a recent trial in the Kingdom, calling their findings “politically motivated”. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/cambodias-un-mission-declares-rapporteurs-findings-one-sided

Kingdom set to receive $965M in ADB financing

Cambodia is set to receive $965 million in financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to promote development in priority areas and create programs that seek to rehabilitate and spur economic growth. ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdom-set-receive-965m-adb-financing

Cambodia to receive additional $965 million in ADB financing

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $965 million in funding to Cambodia for the development of key priority areas. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501083754/cambodia-to-receive-additional-965-million-in-adb-financing/

UN Myanmar envoy briefs PM on ‘three-layered solution’

Noeleen Heyzer, the UN secretary-general’s Special Envoy on Myanmar, has shared with Prime Minister Hun Sen that she had initiated a “three-layered solution” for the ongoing crisis plaguing the bloc’s westernmost country. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/un-myanmar-envoy-briefs-pm-three-layered-solution

School feeding programme in Cambodia celebrated

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the United States Embassy, and Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) celebrated the handover of the school feeding programme in 85 additional schools from WFP to the Cambodian Government. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501043512/school-feeding-programme-in-cambodia-celebrated/

Cambodian woman peacekeeper awarded with UN medal

Cambodian woman peacekeeper Lieutenant Colonel Chea Maysaros was awarded the UN medal for fulfilling her United Nations demining mission in Lebanon. ...

Nang Veasna and Chhun Sunly
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501042064/cambodian-woman-peacekeeper-awarded-with-un-medal/

World Bank approves funds for healthcare project

The World Bank has approved $113 million in new financing to improve access to quality healthcare in Cambodia focusing on poor and vulnerable people and supporting effective responses to health crises. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/world-bank-approves-funds-healthcare-project

Cambodia gets $113 million World Bank healthcare financing

The World Bank approved $113 million in new financing to improve access to quality health care in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501040822/cambodia-gets-113-million-world-bank-healthcare-financing/

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