Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Flood aid continues to pour in

Flood aid continues to pour in

Flood aid continues to pour in

Flood relief continued to trickle in yesterday, as the Kingdom received a $1.5 million gift from China and a small in-kind donation from ASEAN neighbour Myanmar.

Chinese aid was awarded in a ceremony yesterday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs between Foreign Minister Hor Namhong and the Chinese ambassador to Cambodia, Pan Guangxue.

Ministry of Foreign Affaris spokesman Koy Koung said that the US$1.5 million donation from the Chinese government adds to the nearly US$8 million of in-kind contributions given last month to the Kingdom, in the form of mosquito nets, medicine, blankets and mats.

“China’s aid is very important to relieve the difficulties of Cambodia during the flood period, and we hope that the assistance will help the flood victims overcome their adversity and recover as soon as possible,” said Koy Kuong.

Cambodia’s ASEAN neighbour, Myanmar, donated eight tonnes of water and noodles for flood victims, airlifted into Phnom Penh yesterday morning by the country’s air force.  

“Although our assistance is small, it is from the heart of the Myanmar government and its population,” said Cho Htun Aung, Myanmar’s ambassador to Cambodia.

“Our countries are good friends, and good friends help each other in tough times,” he added.

Nhim Vanda, deputy director of the National Center for Disaster Management, said that the Myanmar aid would be distributed to families in Prey Veng province’s Peamro district this morning.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all