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The European Union and the United Nations Spend Euro18.7 Million on Four Projects in Cambodia – Saturday, 25.10.2008

Posted on 26 October 2008. Filed under: Week 583 |

The Mirror, Vol. 12, No. 583

“Phnom Penh: On 24 October 2008, there was a press conference at the headquarters of the United Nations Development Program – UNDP – to announce achieved partnership programs between the European Union and the UNDP in Cambodia to improve the quality of life .
“The European Union provided Euro 18.7 million for the UNDP in Cambodia in the sectors of health, governance, justice, and of rural development.
“During this conference, Mr. Raphael Dochao Moreno, the Chargé d’Affaires of the Delegation of the European Commission to Cambodia, said that the report on that day focused on different achievements of a wide cooperation between the Commission of the European Community and the secretariats, funding agencies, and different programs of the United Nations, particularly in Cambodia, and it focused on the promotion of human rights in development. The cooperation of the European Union and the UNDP with Cambodia intends to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals.
“Mr. Dochao Moreno added that during recent years, the Commission of the European Union had contributed more than Euro 18 million to finance the implementation of different development projects in Cambodia. This development projects relate to the health sector, the improvement of the quality of life, rural development, capacity building for commune councilors, as well as the expenses for the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.
“As for the expenses in the health sector, Euro 5.7 million go to the Ministry of Health and the United Nations International Children Emergency Fund – UNICEF. As for the strengthening of democracy and the capacity building for village and commune councilors, the UNDP is responsible for its administration by spending Euro 10 million. The UNDP is responsible also for the administration of Euro 1 million for the Khmer Rouge Tribunal and of Euro 2 million for rural development.
“At the same time, responding to questions by journalists, who had asked what Cambodia should do to reach its development goals, the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Cambodia, Mr. Douglas Broderick, said that Cambodia must have good governance, build up human resources, eliminate corruption, organize the tourist sector well, and especially develop investments in the agricultural sector – particularly increasing paddy rice yield for exportation. Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.16, #4725, 25.10.2008

Newspapers Appearing on the Newsstand:
Saturday, 25 October 2008

Kampuchea Thmey, Vol.7, #1777, 25.10.2008

  • Cambodia and Thailand Agree to Avoid Armed Clashes Along the Border

Khmer Machas Srok, Vol.2, #270, 25.10.2008

  • The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association – ADHOC – Sues Those [military officials] Who Cleared More Than 300 Hectares of Forest Land [in Ratanakiri]

Koh Santepheap, Vol.41, #6482, 25-26.10.2008

  • The Trial of Former Tuol Sleng Prison Chief [Duch] Might Start on 7 January 2009
  • Cambodia Considers the Private Sector as the Most Important Tool for Economic Growth [says the Prime Minister during the Asia-Europe meeting – the 7th ASEM Summit, in Beijing]

Moneaksekar Khmer, Vol.15, #3597, 25-26.10.2008

  • The Beauty of Phnom Penh Ranked Second Worst among 109 Cities in the World [according to an evaluation by 280 experts in travel-related fields from many countries, evaluating 109 historic places – the theme of the 2008 survey]
  • The Government Still Shows Its Position of Having No Will to Create an Anti-Corruption Law Soon
  • Khmers in America and in France Plan to Travel to Rally for a Demonstration in Front of the International Court [in the Hague, early November]
  • The Cutting Down of Forest in Pursat Does Not Decrease

Rasmei Kampuchea, Vol.16, #4725, 25.10.2008

  • The European Union and the United Nations Spend Euro18.7 Million on Four Projects in Cambodia
  • Hun Sen and [Thai Prime Minister Somchai Do Not Reach an Agreement to Withdraw Troops, but Agree to Avoid Armed Conflict [meeting at the Asia-Europe Summit in China]
  • Sexual Exploitation of Women and Child Labor Increase in Sihanoukville [because of livelihood problems]
  • 9,000 Factories in Southern China Will Be Closed due to the Economic Crisis

Samleng Yuvachun Khmer, Vol.15, #3431, 25.10.2008

  • There Is No Solution for Flooding at the Royal University of Fine Arts at a Suburb of Phnom Penh
  • The Head of Accounting of the Memut Rubber Company Takes the Allowance of Workers Who Are Dismissed, More than US$2,000 per Person

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