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China eyes poverty reduction

China, which lifted a large number of its almost 1.5 billion citizens from economic hardship over the decades, has pledged to assist Cambodia to alleviate poverty among its people. The assurance was conveyed by Huang Xilian, the Chinese Ambassador to Asean during the two Asean-China-UNDP ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/china-eyes-poverty-reduction

Cambodia to receive 4.5 million tourists by 2015

Cambodia expects to welcome 4.5 million tourists by 2015, increasing from 3.5 million in 2012, thanks to its cultural properties, Prime Minister Hun Sen said. “Undoubtedly, heritage and cultural tourism are playing a substantial part in this growth. Twenty years ago, when Angkor was inscribed on ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=MDI0MmQ3MGJlNmR

As Foreign Aid Increases, Questions About Conditions

Cambodia has seen huge growth of foreign aid and loans over the past two decades, but experts are beginning to question its worth—and what conditions might be attached. Total aid from 1993 to 2012 amounts to around $10 billion, with the percentage of aid coming as ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/as-foreign-aid-increases-questions-about-conditions/1664821.html

Cambodia's micro-lenders record 24 pct lending growth in Q1

Cambodia’s 35 microfinance institutions had lent 1 billion U.S. dollars to customers by the end of March this year, up 24 percent from 808 million U.S. dollars it lent at the end of last year, the data of Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA) showed Wednesday. On the ...

http://www.asean-china-center.org/english/2013-05/03/c_132357476.htm

Japan Marks 60 Years of Relations With Cambodia

This year marks the 60th anniversary since the start of diplomatic relations between Cambodia and Japan – the country’s largest bilateral donor – and to celebrate, the Japanese Embassy is planning an array of cultural events. Speaking at a ceremony to mark the anniversary, Japanese Ambassador ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Cambodia inaugurates China-funded 121-km road in northeast

Cambodia on Thursday inaugurated a China-funded national road No. 78 in the country’s northeastern provinces, which is expected to contribute to developing economy and poverty reduction. The 121-kilometer road, extending from Ratanakiri province to Stung Treng province, was built by China’s Shanghai Construction ( Group) General ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2012-12/06/c_132023652.htm

Cambodian PM: Poverty reduction target may hit 2 years earlier

Cambodia is expected to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) in poverty reduction two years earlier than the UN-imposed target, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Friday. According to the UN MDG, Cambodia is set the target to reduce poverty rate to 19.4 percent by 2015, meaning ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-09/21/c_131865877.htm

Varying Degrees of Progress Shown in Development Report

The government has made “remarkable development progress” in successfully guiding the country through the global financial crash of 2008, ensuring economic stability and enabling the government to meet the Cambodian Millennium Development Goal on poverty reduction, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday. Speaking at the launch ...

Forum On Women's Entrepreneurship Promotion

Her Excellency Dr Ing Kantha Phavi, minister of women’s affairs said: “Economic empowerment of women is a key strategy to promote gender equality and poverty alleviation and it is clearly articulated in specific targets under CMDG3 as one important goal among nine goals to be achieved by 2015.” Her announcement was made during the forum on ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

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