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Chanthol seeks support for more road safety campaigns

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol has asked the French Development Agency (AFD) to look into the possibility of providing financial support for public outreach campaigns on road safety. In a meeting on Tuesday with AFD country director Ophelie Bourhis, Chanthol presented development ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/chanthol-seeks-support-more-road-safety-campaigns

French project to set up day care services for factory workers

France has pledged nearly $400,000 to set up maternal health and early childhood services, including child care centers, at a dozen garment factories across Cambodia, the French Embassy said on Wednesday. ...

Hannah Hawkins
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/french-project-to-set-up-day-care-services-for-factory-workers-132702/

Sugar and pepper get protection

Geographical indication (GI) status for Kampot pepper and Kampong Speu palm sugar has been accepted in Vietnam. The agreement gives legal protection to both products and stops unscrupulous traders in Vietnam passing off local produce as Cambodian. The deal was reached last Wednesday after negotiations involving the ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/33906/sugar-and-pepper-get-protection/

Garment sector weighs new reforms

Garment and footwear industry stakeholders yesterday converged in Phnom Penh to discuss how to develop the sector to be sustainable and competitive.Run by the French Development Agency (AFD), the textiles conference at the capital’s Sunway Hotel heard that improving employees’ living and working standards, and ...

Shaun Turton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/garment-sector-weighs-new-reforms

French agency to offer loans for solar panels

The French Development Agency (AFD) confirmed Wednesday that it will sign $6 million worth of loan agreements with three microfinance institutions (MFIs) to help rural households purchase solar panels and electricity. ...

Kang Sothear
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/french-agency-to-offer-loans-for-solar-panels-71345/

Long-term plans for durian

Though an occasional mango or pineapple can be spotted on Eung Uy Kheam’s sleepy farm in Kampot province, it’s the 130 durian trees that the fourth-generation farmer calls his cash crop. In Kampot, on Cambodia’s southwest coast, a pilot project led by the provincial Department ...

Chan Muy Hong and Daniel de Carteret
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/long-term-plans-durian

AFD in talks over power lines

The French Development Agency (AFD) said yesterday it is discussing an approximately 50 million euro ($65 million) loan to extend electricity transmission lines, and said it plans to provide more loans for vocational training in the Kingdom. “We are discussing [the] loan . . . that ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013050165342/Business/afd-in-talks-over-power-lines.html

French government injects $74 million loan to support social and economic development projects in Cambodia

French government through French development agency will give $74million loan to Cambodia to support social and economic development in the kingdom, according to a senior official said today. Director General of French Agency for Development (Agence Française de Développement -AFD) Mr Dov Zera will travel to ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/?p=5679

ADB Report Says Cambodia Must Train More Skilled Workers

Cambodia is in need of more skilled workers in order for the economy to grow and move beyond basic manufacturing jobs, the Asia Development Bank (ADB) said in a new report. “The skills demand in Cambodia is for low-skilled workers, and this demand reinforces the current ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

France helps Microfinance and Hevea Sector

Two financing agreements, implemented by the French Development Agency, were signed on 12 July 2012 at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy and Finance, H.E.M. Keat Chhon, to support two key sectors for economic and rural development of Cambodia. A financing agreement of 800,000 Euros (1 ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

National products chase GI recognition

A lack of funds would prevent Cambodia registering some of the country’s specialty products as geographic indications (GI), a form of international recognition that has boosted the sales of other domestic products such as Kampong Speu palm sugar. The government would like to see Siem Reap ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012030754890/Business/national-products-chase-gi-recognition.html

French financing: Cambodian MFI fetches $5m loan

Hattha Kaksekar Limited, one of Cambodia’s largest microfinance institutions, has received a US$5 million loan from a French development organisation in order to meet rising demand among its client farmers. PROPARCO, which is a joint venture between the French Development Agency and public and private shareholders, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011112452944/Business/french-financing-cambodian-mfi-fetches-5m-loan.html

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