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Donations pour in for gov’t fight against Covid-19

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(From left to right) Chip Mong Group Co Ltd; Borey Piphup Thmey chairman Hong Piv; Royal Group chairman Kith Meng; Galaxy Navatra Group Co Ltd chairman Leng Navatra. Photo supplied

Donations pour in for gov’t fight against Covid-19

Private donors have announced a donation of funds to the Cambodian government to assist with the ongoing battle against Covid-19.

Germany has also announced the provision of an additional €4.8 million donation.

Galaxy Navatra Group Co Ltd chairman Leng Navatra; Royal Group chairman Kith Meng; Chip Mong Group Co Ltd; Borey Piphup Thmey chairman Hong Piv; and Prince Bank chairman Chen Zi each donated $3 million.

Cambodian Institute for Democracy president Pa Chanroeun said these donations would assist the government with the challenges posed by Covid-19.

“For the public, they will want to see that proper attention is given to oversight and management of these funds to stop the spread of Covid-19 coming from all these donors, which means there must be transparency and accountability,” he said.

The German embassy in Phnom Penh said in a press release on March 11 that the funds it had pledged will be implemented through three different programmes through the end of 2021.

It said €1 million was to be used to assist returning unemployed migrant workers; €2 million to strengthen the government’s IDPoor welfare system; and €1.8 million to improve the ability of Cambodia to monitor the spread of Covid-19.

It said German support for Cambodia’s Covid-19 response has totalled more than €14 million.

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