France Supports Health and Early Childhood Services for Cambodian Textile Workers

Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) recently executed a grant agreement with PlanAte Enfants et Developpement (PE&D), a French NGO, to finance the setting up of health and early childhood services for textile workers in Cambodia in the amount of 330,000 EUR, said a press release of the French Embassy in Cambodia issued this morning.

Mr. Philippe Steinmetz, Country Director of AFD for Cambodia, and Mrs. Nathalie Dupont, President of the PE&D, signed this agreement under the presidency of H.E. Mrs. Eva Nguyen Binh, French Ambassador to Cambodia and in the presence of representatives of Cambodian institutions and civil society, it pointed out.

According to the same source, the project will be implemented in 12 pilot factories in Phnom Penh and Kampong Speu province by PE&D and its historical partner, Krousar Yoeung. It will directly concern 140 children age 0 to 3 and 1,200 textile workers. Around 50 people will be trained in maternal health and daycare service inside the pilot factories.

This contribution falls within a larger scope of actions deployed by AFD towards the garment sector in Cambodia and CSR dialogue policy.

Since 1993, AFD has awarded more than 435 million EUR to project funding to support the Kingdom of Cambodia in its social and economic development, including 60 million EUR in 2016.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press