EU-funded Projects to Support Fishing Communities in Tonle Sap and Coastal Provinces Launched

The EU Delegation to Cambodia and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), formally launched on Oct. 27 four EU-funded projects to support green growth, job creation, social services, and better protection of natural resources for the fishing communities in 10 Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve and coastal provinces.

Around 320 participants from line ministries, provincial authorities, fisheries technical working group, fishing communities, NGOs including the co-implementing partners, EU Member States, and other development partners attended the joint virtual launching workshop, according to a press release from the European Union Delegation to Cambodia.

Head of Cooperation at the EU Delegation to Cambodia, Mr. Bryan Fornari, said the launch of the 4 projects is an important milestone for COVID recovery in the region, bringing new economic opportunities and better livelihood for over fifty thousand households.

H.E Poum Sotha, Director General of the MAFF’s Fisheries Administration expressed appreciation to the European Union for supporting the biggest programme ever in developing fisheries sector in Cambodia.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press