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In Review: 12-March-1993

In Review: 12-March-1993

Funcinpec On The Air

FUNCINPEC radio is now broadcasting in French and English. Located at FM 90, the

party of Prince Norodom Rannaridh broadcasts three times daily from 8 to 8:30 a.m.,

2 to 2:30 p.m. and 8 to 8:30 p.m. Programming consists of both local and foreign

news briefs.

SNC Signs UNDP Projects

Prince Norodom Sihanouk, as president of the Supreme National Council and Edward

Wattez, UNDP resident representative for Cambodia, signed seven new UNDP-funded projects

for Cambodia on February 22.

The projects, totalling U.S. $15.7 million, are designed to assist with the country's

overall rehabilitation. Included in the package are funds for road rehabilitation

(U.S. $6,406,284), technical assistance for the rehabilitation of water and power

utilities in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville (U.S. $7,800,400), the establishment of

an Environmental Advisory Team to advise the SNC on conservation issues (U.S. $1,271,668)

and a project to rehabilitate the Siem Reap provincial hospital (U.S. $234,500).

BBC Posts Reporter in Phnom Penh

The BBC World Service has designated a new reporter for Indo-China, Mr. Ian Simpson,

who will be based in Phnom Penh with regular travel to Laos and Vietnam.

Simpson spent the past two years working as a senior producer on Dateline East Asia.

Previously he worked for the South China Morning Post, Business Asia and Agence France

Presse.

French Food Aid Helps Re-Open Rail Line

The first shipment of more than 1,250 tons of rice donated by France arrived by train

in Phnom Penh from Sihanoukville on Mar. 6. The rice deliveries stem from an agreement

between the France and the SNC on Dec. 19.

The shipment served to officially inaugurate the re-opening of rail transport of

goods between Cambodia's major port and the capital.

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