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Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the CE SAIN Scholarship and Research Grant Ceremony
Remarks by Ambassador William A. Heidt at the CE SAIN Scholarship and Research Grant Ceremony
USAID/Ty Chan
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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  • H.E. Veng Sokhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Dr. Ngo Bunthan, Rector, Royal University of Agriculture
  • Faculty, students, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen

 

I’m delighted to be here this morning with Minister Veng Sokhon, Rector Dr. Ngo Bunthan and the students and the faculty of the Royal University of Agriculture to see some of Cambodia’s most exciting agricultural research and teaching and to witness the awarding of some very important scholarships and research grants.

When we were together in this room last [September], we agreed to come back after a year to see for ourselves whether CESAIN was living up to its promise. After all, it’s easy to host a big opening ceremony, but the real work always comes later.

And from what I’ve seen so far this morning, I have to say I am impressed. I see a very dedicated group of faculty and students who are conducting and supporting cutting edge research and are making this center into a place where Cambodia’s top agricultural scientists are solving problems to modernize the agricultural sector.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:15am

The United States government cares deeply about countering trafficking in persons because it affects not just individuals and their families, but also communities and entire countries, regardless of their location or level of economic development. We know from experience around the world that strong coordination among government, civil society, and the private sector is critical to stop human trafficking. The Royal Government of Cambodia shares our concern and the National Committee for Counter Trafficking has provided the leadership and coordination needed to make real progress against human trafficking.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 10:00am

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  • Mr. Kea Borann, Chief Executive Officer of AMK
  • Mr. Veoun Sok, Chief Executive Officer of LOLC
  • Etienne Kettenmeyer, Managing Director of RMA
  • Distinguished Guests, implementing partners and Ladies and

Good morning and thank you all for coming here today!

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 4:45pm

The Plan is fundamental to ensuring Cambodia is ready to access and effectively use climate financing. The Framework and Plan will help Cambodia address climate risks in critical sectors like agriculture, health, and water. They provide a much-needed road map for targeting resources towards the most important adaptation priorities in those sectors. The process of creating the Framework and Plan has strengthened the capacity of key institutions in Cambodia to address these issues.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 9:30am

On behalf of the U.S. Embassy and USAID Cambodia, I am pleased to be here to launch this Program Planning Workshop for the USAID WASH-FIN activity in Cambodia. WASH-FIN – or Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Finance – is a five-year global activity funded by USAID and implemented by Tetra Tech. In Cambodia, WASH-FIN will assist water and sanitation providers to access money to close the financing gaps in expanding piped water supply. We will work closely with WASH-FIN’s in-country team and core collaborators, including the Cambodian Water Supply Association, or CWA, to guide them towards the best private water providers.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 9:30am

តាងនាមឲ្យស្ថានទូតសហរដ្ឋអាមេរិក និងទីភ្នាក់សហរដ្ឋអាមេរិកសម្រាប់ការអភិវឌ្ឍអន្តរជាតិ​ប្រចាំ​​នៅ​​កម្ពុជា ​ខ្ញុំមានសេចក្តីរីករាយដែលបានមកកាន់ទីនេះ ដើម្បីបើកសិក្ខាសាលាស្តីពីការរៀបចំផែនការកម្ម​វិធី WASH-FIN នៅក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជា។ គម្រោង WASH-FIN ឬហៅថាគម្រោងហិរញ្ញវត្ថុសម្រាប់ទឹក​ស្អាត និងអនាម័យដែលជាគម្រោងសកម្មភាពសកលមួយមានរយៈពេលប្រាំឆ្នាំផ្តល់​មូល​និធិ​​ដោយទីភ្នាក់ងារ USAID និងអនុវត្តគម្រោងដោយអង្គការ Tetra Tech។ នៅក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជា គម្រោង WASH-FIN នឹង​ជួយ​ដល់អ្នកផ្គត់ផ្គង់ទឹកស្អាត និងអនាម័យអាចទទួលបាននូវទឹកប្រាក់ដើម្បីបញ្ចប់គម្លាតហិរញ្ញប្បទាន​ក្នុង​ការផ្គត់ផ្គង់ទឹកស្អាត។

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 3:30am

At USAID, we believe that education serves as a driver for development and the elimination of extreme poverty. Education is transformational for individuals and societies. It also creates pathways to better health, economic growth, a sustainable environment, and peaceful, democratic societies.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 5:15am

The private sector plays a critical role in striving for the great potential that Afghanistan and its people have to offer.  In the most literal sense, this event is about connecting Afghan businesses with Indian investors.  With these connections comes an inherent responsibility.  Investment is a two way street.  If you – as a business person – see an opportunity to import goods or finance a start-up, naturally you are seeking a return on that investment.  What might not always be so evident, however, is that you are investing in the success of that society.  You are investing in the health of its workers. You are investing in the education of its children.  And you are investing in a nation poised to expand and share its wealth of goods, culture, and pride.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 9:15am

The new Feed the Future Cambodia Harvest II program will aim to accelerate growth in the commercial horticulture sector. We are focusing on this sector because Cambodia produces only one-third of the vegetables that its people consume at this time. The rest of the vegetables come from neighboring countries. Given that the agriculture industry employs over 70 percent of the population, we believe that Cambodia could be producing more healthy and nutritious vegetables to better feed its citizens. That is why we are working with the Cambodian government, businesses, universities here and abroad, and farmers to ensure that Cambodian agriculture can feed the Cambodia people.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 9:15am
  • សូមគោរព ឯកឧត្តម ទី សុគន្ធ រដ្ឋលេខាធិការក្រសួងកសិកម្ម រុក្ខាប្រមាញ់ និងនេសាទ
  • សូមគោរព ឯកឧត្តម លោកជំទាវ លោក លោកស្រី និងភ្ញៀវកិត្តិយសជាទីមេត្រី!
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 5:15am

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On behalf of the Embassy of the United States in New Delhi, India, I am honored to welcome you to the Passage to Prosperity, the India-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Show.  I also want to give a very special welcome to our esteemed guests from Afghanistan led by Minister Rakash.

Minister Jaitley, Minister Raju, we are honored by your presence at this inaugural ceremony. Your participation speaks to India’s leadership in promoting peace, prosperity, and stability in the region.

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