Joint commitment toward mine-free Cambodia

Australia, the Cambodian Mine Action and Victims Assistance Authority and the UN development programme on Friday signed a joint statement reaffirming their ongoing commitment to working toward a mine-free Cambodia by 2025. ...

Poovenraj Kanagaraj
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50660644/joint-commitment-toward-mine-free-cambodia/

US government to provide $425K for war-era cluster bomb clearance

The US government will provide an extra $425,000 to the Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) for it to clear the remnants of cluster bombs dropped on eastern Cambodia 40 years ago and carry out research. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-government-provide-425k-war-era-cluster-bomb-clearance

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/

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

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/

US funding conditional on Cambodia’s release of political prisoners, reinstatement of CNRP

The United States Senate has passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill that looks to cut funding for Cambodia unless it releases all political prisoners and reinstates the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party. The passage of the omnibus bill on Friday, which averts a US government ...

Erin Handley
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-funding-conditional-cambodias-release-political-prisoners-reinstatement-cnrp

Hun Sen, tax chief accuse US of lying about cuts to aid

Prime Minister Hun Sen and tax chief Kong Vibol accused the US of lying about cutting assistance to Cambodia, claiming that one of the programs on the chopping block hasn’t existed since 2016. In a speech to garment workers in the Sihanoukville SEZ on Saturday, ...

Mech Dara and Daphne Chen
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-tax-chief-accuse-us-lying-about-cuts-aid

Spokesman vows Cambodia will fight against ‘colonisation’ after US cuts aid

The Cambodian government expressed “dismay” yet remained defiant yesterday in the face of a US decision to cut aid to the Kingdom in response to its ongoing political crackdown, saying it would not comply with demands to restore the forcibly dissolved opposition CNRP. In a statement, ...

Mech Dara and Daphne Chen
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/spokesman-vows-cambodia-will-fight-against-colonisation-after-us-cuts-aid

US cuts aid to Cambodia with aim to ‘urge government to reconsider its current course’

The White House is cutting aid to several assistance programs in Cambodia due to “recent setbacks to democracy”, it announced late Tuesday. Some programs supporting Cambodia’s Tax Department, military and local government will be cut or reduced “to ensure that American taxpayer funds are not being ...

Daphne Chen and Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-cuts-aid-cambodia-aim-urge-government-reconsider-its-current-course

CMAC, Golden West renew cooperation agreement

Heng Ratana, president of the Cambodian Mine Action Centre, announced on Tuesday the renewal of a partnership with the Golden West Humanitarian Foundation, which is supported by the US State Department. ...

Andrew Nachemson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cmac-golden-west-renew-cooperation-agreement

Temple restoration gets US cash

The United States has provided $350,000 to the World Monuments Fund for the fifth phase of the conservation of Phnom Bakheng temple in Siem Reap province’s Angkor Archaeological Park. ...

Mom Sophon
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5095896/temple-restoration-gets-us-cash/

Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen challenges US to cut all aid to his country

The United States announced on Friday it was ending funding for the election, and promised more “concrete steps”, after the Supreme Court dissolved the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) at the request of the government, on the grounds it was plotting to seize power. ...

ABC News staff
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-19/cambodia-tells-us-to-cut-all-aid/9166672

Hun Sen brushes aside looming US cuts to aid

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday brushed aside any potential concern over the US cutting funding to the country over the recent dissolution of the opposition CNRP prior to next year’s general election. ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5091088/hun-sen-brushes-aside-looming-us-cuts-aid/

US cuts funding to CMAC amid government’s war of words with superpower

The United States has cut funding next year for the Cambodian Mine Action Centre following months of criticism from Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government of America’s war legacy in the Kingdom. ...

Ananth Baliga and Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-cuts-funding-cmac-amid-governments-war-words-superpower

US funds foes: Top official

A senior Defence Ministry official said yesterday that the United States had provided financial assistance to its own organisations and to NGOs to carry out anti-Cambodian government activities. ...

Khuon Narim
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5086991/us-funds-foes-top-official/

Document suggests US aid cuts

A document purported to have come from the US State Department appears to show plans to slash US development assistance to the Kingdom down to zero, a move observers said yesterday would further weaken the US’s standing in the country, allowing for China to cement its ...

Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/document-suggests-us-aid-cuts

US gives $1.8m funding for electoral group

The US government has agreed to provide global electoral NGO International Foundation for Electoral Systems a $1.8 million grant to ensure the National Election Committee conducts free and fair elections. ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37337/us-gives--1-8m-funding-for-electoral-group/

U.S. To give $6 million to genocide research group

In a statement on Sunday, the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) said the $6 million in additional funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) would be paid into an endowment fund that would accrue interest over the next 20 years, eventually bringing in ...

Sun Narin
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/us-to-give-6-million-to-genocide-research-group/3794401.html

US gives $5.8m to preserve Khmer Rouge records

The United States has agreed to provide an additional $5.8 million to the Documentation Center for Cambodia to preserve Khmer Rouge-era historical records over the next 20 years.   ...

Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37192/us-gives--5-8m-to-preserve-khmer-rouge-records/

PM again asks Trump for ’70s-era debt relief

Prime Minister Hun Sen has once again called for the United States to drop the debt Cambodia incurred during the 1970s Lon Nol regime, just days after US Ambassador William Heidt said in no uncertain terms that the US had no such plans. ...

Touch Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-again-asks-trump-70s-era-debt-relief

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