The World Food Programme in Cambodia and the government signed two projects to be
implemented for the years 2008-2010. One is a $56 million project to improve the
education, health and disaster mitigation in 15 provinces. The other is aimed at
reducing child and maternal mortality rates in Pursat, Kampong Speu, Kampong Thom,
Preah Vihear and Siem Reap provinces, at a cost of $7.2 million. The projects were
signed December 13 by Thomas Keusters, representative of the WFP and Minister of
Foreign Affairs Hor Namhong.