On March 24, the global health and scientific community gathered in Washington, DC, and around the world, to celebrate World TB Day, and we’re gathered here to mark the occasion as well.
USAID, through its Supporting Forests and Biodiversity project, is today providing 140 sets of forest ranger patrol equipment to rangers located in four significant forest landscapes. We will also provide training on how to use this equipment to forest rangers in Prey Lang, Tonle Srepok, Phnom Prich, and Chheab Wildlife Sanctuaries. We are confident that the Ministry of Environment and the Provincial Departments of Environment across the five provinces will use this equipment to protect these four wildlife sanctuaries.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is proud to announce its support for “Phka Sla Krom Angkar” – an innovative and creative dance project that promotes peace and reconciliation throughout Cambodia by the artistic depiction of gender-based violence under the Khmer Rouge. This project is managed by a consortium of four Cambodian organizations: the Khmer Arts Academy (KAA); Kdei Karuna (KdK); the Bophana Center; and the Transcultural Psychological Organization (TPO).
The solar power industry in Cambodia is at a nascent stage, but it has a very bright future. This workshop will demonstrate that solar energy is already economically viable in Cambodia and can boost the supply of energy during the dry season. We are here today to build the foundation that will help solar power become a significant contributor to Cambodia’s energy security. This workshop will also review the technology needed to connect solar energy into Cambodia’s grid. It will look at the technological options and cost for various types of solar energy Photovoltaic, otherwise known as “PV.” Finally, this workshop will help us promote clean energy investment in Cambodia.
Cambodia has been on a steady path towards development for over 20 years, having achieved many important milestones. Significant improvements have been made in the quality of the country’s healthcare resulting in better health for its people. Important gains have been made in maternal and child health, and in the fight against infectious disease, including tuberculosis and malaria.
Last updated: March 28, 2017