Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - US gives military gear

US gives military gear

THE US formally handed over excess military equipment worth about US$6.5 million, including thousands of Kevlar helmets, field packs and camouflage uniforms, among other items, a statement from the US Embassy announced on Friday.

The equipment exchange, held during a ceremony at the Ministry of Defence, was conducted through the US Foreign Military Exchange programme, the statement said.

Sum Samnang, general director of the Defence Ministry's finance and logistics department, praised the mutual cooperation between the two countries. "Even though it is small assistance, it is good for us, and they are filling a shortage," he said.

In a separate statement on Friday, the US Embassy announced a bilateral agreement that will see a $31.6 million donation "to support Cambodian priorities in health and education", the statement said.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Phnom Penh eats: Homegrown veggies at Bayon Beoung Snor

​Nestled along National Road 1, Bayon Beoung Snor is a farm-cum-restaurant. The team grows their own vegetables, which they then use to whip up traditional Khmer food.

Bill Clough reflects on The Phnom Penh Post's 25 year history

The Post's publisher Bill Clough, under whose leadership the publication went from a fortnightly to a daily one, discusses his investment in Cambodia, his vision for the paper in an increasingly digital age,

People search for their names on the voter lists at a polling station in Kampong Cham’s Veal Vong commune earlier this month.

Four years ago, when the opposition snatched Kampong Cham away from the ruling party in 2013 national elections, it hinted at a deeper shift taking

Comfrel Executive Director Koul Panha speaks to the press at a meeting yesterday in Phnom Penh.

As the National Election Committee launched into the recount proc