US gives $56 mln to support Kingdom

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.

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Sorn Sarath