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US pledges more cash

The United States is scheduled to sign an assistance deal with Cambodia today, providing US$20.3 million in funding from the US Agency for International Development for “economic growth, food security and climate change”. Today’s signing, which comes on the heels of a similar deal inked last week, brings the total amount of US assistance to US$52.8 million for 2011. According to a press release issued by the US embassy in Phnom Penh yesterday, the US government expects to provide a total of $64.87 million in assistance to Cambodia in 2011.

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