The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Cambodia signed a $32 million grant agreement with the government on Monday to expand Takhmao town’s water supply system. The Government of Japan will provide a grant aid totaling JPY 4,501,000,000 (approximately US$41.4 million) to implement three development projects in Cambodia, according to a press release of the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFA-IC) issued this morning.
China has donated another batch of medical supplies to aid Cambodia's fight against the COVID-19.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has played words with US situation while chiding Human Rights Watch (HRW) Asia director Brad Adams for keeping quiet, over protest crackdowns in the US following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. Amid rising concerns over allegations about a Chinese naval base in Preah Sihanouk province, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday reiterated the government welcomes any country to conduct joint land or sea military drills with the Kingdom, but insists that it would not allow any foreign military base on its territory.
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Kandal provincial governor Kong Sophorn said that Vietnamese officials disassembled seven more tents from the border in Kandal province after the government requested Vietnamese officials to remove them as quickly as possible.
Banteay Meanchey provincial governor Oum Reatrey said he has tried to negotiate with the Thailand side of the border to let Cambodian cart workers and merchants enter the country, but his suggestion was rejected. The Thai government wants Cambodian migrant workers to stay in Thailand rather than return to their homeland during the Covid-19 crisis.
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC), the Cambodia Footwear Association (CFA) and the European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EuroCham) on June 2 requested the European Commission to postpone its withdrawal of the ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) preferential trade scheme for 12 months so that the apparel, footwear and travel goods sectors recover.https://bit.ly/30cwPka; https://bit.ly/2BB2SQs; https://bit.ly/2Y4GzKA; https://bit.ly/2Xzw2bf; https://bit.ly/2XxcPXw;