AFD commits to skills development in Cambodia

France has reaffirmed its commitment to ongoing collaboration with Cambodia’s Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, particularly in relation to the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and National Social Security Fund (NSSF) sectors. ...

Neang Sokunthea

AFD to support Cambodia’s digitalisation drive.

French Development Agency (AFD) recently affirmed its commitment to support Cambodia’s digitalisation efforts in tune with the government’s Digital Economy and Society Policy Framework 2021-2035. ...

Manoj Mathew

French pledge cont’d welfare, reforms advice

The French Development Agency (AFD) has announced its continued support for poverty alleviation, improved social welfare and the economic growth of developing nations, including Cambodia. The agency said it would do so through a focus on climate change and green financing, in line with the ...

Van Socheata

Faming collectives ink SRP with mill

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries secretary of state Yong Saing Koma said that contract rice farming, officially known as ‘Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP)’, between rice mills and farmers’ collectives is crucial to ensuring the stability of rice price, its quality and quantity, and the ...

Van Socheata

AFD pledges $435m for Cambodian development projects

AFD has pledged to pump its largest amount of funding to date into Cambodia in the form of $435 million to fund a raft of projects, with priority given to water and sanitation, agriculture, energy and vocational training sectors. ...

Marissa Carruthers

Transport minister backs Siem Reap electric bus study

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has expressed its support a pre-feasibility study on the use of electric buses in Siem Reap town and province. The case study, which was prepared by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), will be used as model for ...

Van Socheata

France’s AFD pledge $0.1B annually for project funds

Prime Minister Hun Sen has asked the French Development Agency (AFD) to continue to help Cambodia develop its human resources, water treatment and transport infrastructure. AFD has committed $100 million in funding for projects in the coming year. ...

Ry Sochan

NSSF plans expansion of benefits into agricultural sector

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the French Development Agency (AFD) and GRET Cambodia, aiming to strengthen its capacity and expand the potential of the social protection system towards sustainable growth that will also benefit agricultural workers. ...

Long Kimmarita

New Bakheng water treatment plant set for early ‘24 start up

The first phase of the Bakheng water treatment plant construction project will be completed in May this year, while the second phase is scheduled for completion early next year, officials said. ...

Sem Pisey

Ground breaks on Battambang water plant

Ground has been broken on a new water treatment plant in Battambang province which will serve the provincial capital. The plant, in Kampong Wat Kor commune’s Seima village of the town, is co-financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Agence Francaise de Developpement- AFD ...

Yuth Vireak

France pledges to provide over 300 mln euros to Cambodia for development projects

The French Development Agency (AFD) has committed to providing over 300 million euros ($316 million) to Cambodia to support development projects for three years, said its press statement on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

$90 million-worth electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure in three provinces inaugurated

The Ministry of Mines and Energy has inaugurated substation transmission lines and distribution networks in Koh Kong, Kampong Cham, and Kratie provinces, built within the framework of a joint project with the French Development Agency (AFD). ...

Khmer Times Staff

AFD pledges continued assistance for Cambodia

The Government of France through the French Development Agency (AFD) has pledged continued concessional loans and grant aid mobilised from the EU and other partners to contribute to Cambodia’s development and economic recovery after the Covid-19 crisis. ...

Khmer Times Staff

AFD lends a hand in energy-transition

Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) has granted €300,000 to the Kingdom of Cambodia to draw up a model of energy-transition scenarios to 2050, the French development agency revealed in a statement published on April 1. ...

Thou Vireak

France gives $91 million for agriculture, climate fight

The French government, through the French Development Agency (AFD), has provided two credit agreements worth €75 million ($91 million) to Cambodia to support sustainable agricultural and rural development, as well as climate change fight in Cambodia. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Dengue fever infection high but ‘controllable’, with peak season still to come

The number of dengue fever cases recorded so far this year in Cambodia continues to outpace the number of infections seen in the same period last year, with the peak season for the mosquito-borne virus still to come. ...

Quinn Libson

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