ADB Helps 21 million US dollar for Clean Water and Sanitation in Cambodia
Thursday, 27 January 2011 07:58 DAP-NEWS/VIBOL
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH, JAN 27, 2011-The ministry of rural development of Cambodia said that ADB has helped $21 million US dollar for clean water and sanitation projects for local people surrounding Tonle Sap Lake, biggest fresh water lake in region.
“This phase second project will help 75 per cent of local people to access clean water and 100 per cent for good hygiene in changing positive behaviors ,” Chea Sophara, rural development minister quoted as saying in the ministry statement.
It added: The total budget for the whole project need 26 million US dollars and six provinces around the lake will get the benefit, it said, adding that in the first phase project in 2006-2010, ADB also helped 18 million US dollars getting successful achievement in implementing the millennium development goals.
Cambodia’s Garment Product Export Increases to $3 billion: Officials
Thursday, 27 January 2011 05:44 DAP-NEWS/VIBOL
CAMBODIA, PHNOM PENH, JAN 27, 2011-Cambodia’s trade ministry announced on Thursday that the price of garment export has increases to $ 3 billion in 2010 after recovering from the global economic recession and EU granted smooth policy for country’s products.
“We are optimistic that next year our garment also will raise further, “Pan Sokrasak, secretary of state for trade ministry told media after the workshop on aid for trade in Phnom Penh.
We thanked for EU that provided the soft policy for our product except armed products into their countries, “He added. He said that garment mainly exported to EU, Canada, USA.
He noted: the price for exporting garment product is quite similar to 2008 but in 2009 it dropped a bit after global economic slowdown.
In 2010, it increased about 20 -30 per cent if comparing to 2009. The garment is one among four sectors including agriculture, construction and tourism that contribute to boost economic growth of the country. The Garment absorbed about 300,000 -400,000 labor forces who are women mostly from rural areas.