Cambodia, India Reach MoUs on Grant Assistance for Implementation of Quick Impact Projects

Memorandums of Understanding on grant assistance of the Republic of India for the implementation of 18 Quick Impact Projects (QIPs), worth in total US$895,145, in Cambodia for 2019-2020, under the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation initiative, were signed here yesterday.

The MoUs were inked by H.E. Mrs. Manika Jain, Indian Ambassador to Cambodia and representatives of the implementing agencies and institutions under the witness of H.E. Luy David, Secretary of State for Foreing Affairs and International Cooperation.

According to H.E. Luy David, since the launch of the Quick Impact Projects under Mekong-Ganga Cooperation in 2015, Cambodia has received a total of 34 projects covering a broad scope of cooperation activities in the fields of health, agriculture, education, environment, skill development, women empowerment, rural development, water resources and ICT. Several of them were completed and the remaining have made substantial progress.

The signing ceremony is a solid evidence that the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation is moving from strength to strength, reinforced by the solid strand of cooperation that these cooperation projects provide, he added, pointing out that for Cambodia, the true value of these small projects is significant that they can produce tangible results that touch the lives of the people and contribute to improving their well-being.

Another concrete achievement stemmed from this cooperation is the Asian Traditional Textiles Museum inaugurated in 2014 in Siem Reap province of Cambodia. This Museum is the most visible demonstration of the potential for collaboration amongst the six Mekong-Ganga countries in the preservation of our civilisational and cultural heritage. Moreover, we thank India for providing scholarship in museology and conservation techniques. As the host country, Cambodia has made a lot of efforts to ensure its operational sustainability by involving private sector to promote more tourists to visit the museum, underlined H.E. Secretary of State.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press