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KOICA lays out plan for pandemic support

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Rho Hyujun KOICA country director. KT/Siv Channa

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Cambodian Rehabilitation and Development Board of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CRDB/CDC) yesterday held a discussion meeting at the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC).


The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the process for preparing KOICA activities related to the coronavirus pandemic and plans for 2021, as well as KOICA’s new projects for Cambodia in 2022, and to exchange views on future bilateral development cooperation.

KOICA was headed by Rho Hyun-jun, Country Director of KOICA Cambodia Office, while the Cambodian side was led by Chhieng Yanara, Minister Attached to the Prime Minister and the Secretary-General of CRDB/CDC.

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, KOICA actively supports the government in combating COVID-19 as well as addressing the impacts of the virus.

The main activities are to support the health sector through (1) Development and Early Implementation of a Five-year Roadmap the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA); (2) World Friends Korea (WFK) and Cambodia-Korea Alumni Association (CAMKAA); (3) $300,000 from the Korean Embassy and KOICA, $200,000 through direct cash transfer and COVID-19 test kits with a total value of $100,000 to the government; (4) the COVID-19 ABC Program; (5) Strengthening Health System to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Infectious Diseases; and (6) the Health Equity and Quality Improvement Program (H-EQIP).


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