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US gives $56 mn to support Cambodia's development, including in agriculture by Sorn Sarath June 29,2020   |  Source: Khmer Times

The US government has provided a total of $56 million to support Cambodia’s social and economy development programme in 2020, including $18 million to promote the Kingdom’s agriculture sector, according to a joint statement.

The Cambodian government, through the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) and the US government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), signed a development objective grant agreement last week to provide approximately $18 million for agriculture and environment programmes through implementing organisations in Cambodia and $38 million for health and education programmes.

Chin Bun Sean, vice-chairman of the Council for Development of Cambodia, said that the agreement shows commitment by two countries on cooperation.

“This continued bilateral development cooperation is an important pillar in promoting and strengthening the cooperation and partnership between the two countries,” he said.

In partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, USAID will fund programmes that reduce the number of people living in poverty, increase the production of important crops and improve nutrition among rural communities, according to the statement.

Patrick Murphy, the US ambassador to Cambodia, said

 

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