CRDB/CDC, KOICA Discuss Cooperation for 2021&2022

AKP Phnom Penh, October 21, 2020 —

The Cambodian Rehabilitation and Development Board of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CRDB/CDC) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) held here on Oct. 21 at the CDC a discussion meeting to boost their cooperation.

The Cambodian side was led by H.E. Chhieng Yanara, Minister Attached to the Prime Minister and Secretary General of CRDB/CDC, while the KOICA side was headed by Mr. Rho Hyun-Jun, Country Director of KOICA Cambodia Office.

According to a press release of KOICA, the main purpose of the meeting is to discuss the process for preparing the KOICA activities on CORONA pandemic, and its plans for 2021 as well as KOICA’s new projects for Cambodia in 2022 as well as to exchange views on the future bilateral development cooperation.

On the occasion, H.E. Chhieng Yanara expressed his gratitude to KOICA and the people and Government of Korea for consistently supporting Cambodia’s socio-economic development through the implementation of projects and programmes and expressed his sincere thanks to the KOICA actively supporting Cambodia in combating against COVID-19 and facilitating economic recovery.

Since 1991-2019, the KOICA has provided Grant Aid approximately around 267.7 million to contribute to the Royal Government of Cambodia in socio-economic development by focusing on four priority sectors including 1)-Water Management and Public Health, 2)-Education, 3)-Rural Development, and 4)-Transportation. For the year 2020, KOICA’s estimated grant aid to Cambodia totaled US$24.5 million.

In the context of COVID-19 pandemic, KOICA has been actively supporting the Royal Government of Cambodia in combating against COVID-19 as well as addressing the impacts of COVID-19. The main supports are to support health sector through 1)-Development and Early Implementation of a Five-year Roadmap the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), 2)-World Friends Korea (WFK) and Cambodia-Korea Alumni Association (CAMKAA), 3)-US$300,000 from Korean Embassy and KOICA (US$200,000 through direct cash transfer and COVID-19 test kits with total value of US$100,000 to the Royal Government of Cambodia), 4)-COVID-19 ABC Programme, 5)-Strengthening Health System to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Infectious Diseases, and 6)-Health Equity and Quality Improvement Program(H-EQIP).

(Photo: KOICA)

By C. Nika