The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) will spend some 579
million USD for its 2011-2015 projects in Cambodia, particularly on
economic growth, sustainable development, health and education, gender
equity and good governance.
According to Cambodia’s news
agency AKP, the information was released during a meeting in Phnom Penh
on March 26 between Claire Van de Vaeren, UN Resident Coordinator and
New Country Director of UNDP to Cambodia and Cambodia’s Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International
Cooperation Hor Namhong.
During the meeting, Claire Van de
Vaeren highlighted the above-mentioned five priorities to assist
Cambodia in fighting poverty, AKP quoted Koy Kuong, Spokesperson for
the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Hor Namhong expressed profound thanks to UNDP
for its assistance and cooperation, particularly helping the Cambodian
government achieve the millennium goals in HIV/AIDS prevention and
maternity and child death rate reduction.
Moreover, he also
urged the UN to focus on health care, education and hygiene in the
remote area in order to improve people’s livelihood.-VNA