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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

KOICA Provides Grant Aid of US$ 5 Million for improving the functions of the Cambodia-Korea Friendship Building

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(Phnom Penh, June 24, 2013): The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) provided Grant Aid of US$ 5 million for the project for improving the functions of the Cambodia-Korea Friendship Building at the National Pediatric Hospital (NPH).

The Record of Discussions (R/D) on the providing Grant Aid was signed by His Excellency Professor Eng Huot, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Health and Dr. Shin Eui Cheol, Representative of KOICA Cambodia Office in the afternoon on June 24, 2013 at the office of the Ministry of Health.

According to the Record of Discussions (R/D) that was signed, the project will be implemented for 3 years from 2013 to 2015. This project is really beneficial for the development of the country because pediatric care is a certainly significant matter in Cambodia.

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) provided Cambodia-Korea Friendship Building to the National Pediatric Hospital in 2006. This project was the 2nd phase of providing additional Grant Aid to the National Pediatric Hospital for improving the functions of the Cambodia-Korea Friendship Building; by enhancing the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) functions, improving the capacity of medical services by renovating and expanding the building and through the training of doctors and nurses, and strengthening the public health sector of Cambodia by sharing knowledge and practices from Korean experts.

Please be reminded that the annual volume of KOICA’s grant aid to Cambodia has steadily increased, surpassing 20 million US dollars in 2013. KOICA’s grant aid performance to Cambodia would be approximately 100 million USD from 1991 up to last year, providing 34 projects to Cambodia covering 4 sectoral priorities including Education, Health, Infrastructure, and Agriculture & Rural Development. Furthermore, KOICA has strengthened focused efforts to work together for the socio-economic development of Cambodia in harmony with its rectangular strategy and NSDP for the enhancement of Development Effectiveness.


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