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Cambodia Resident Mission: Activities

  • 18 May 2020 ADB supports Cambodia's efforts to implement tax integrity standards

    ADB held a virtual kick-off meeting on 18 May 2020 for the Technical Assistance Program on Mutual Agreement Procedure where 16 Cambodian tax officials learned how to further improve their tax dispute resolution mechanisms. The meeting helped enhance tax certainty against the backdrop of a digitalized economy and increasing trend of new business models following the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • 11 May 2020 ADB concludes 2020 Country Programming Mission for Cambodia

    ADB and Cambodia’s Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) held a 2020 Country Programming Mission (CPM) wrap-up meeting on 8 May. The meeting was co-led by H.E Vongsey Vissoth, Permanent Secretary of State of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and Sunniya Durrani-Jamal, Alternate Governor for ADB and ADB Country Director for Cambodia. Around 70 government officials and ADB staff joined the meeting via video conference and participated in discussions on ADB’s support for Cambodia’s COVID-19 response in 2020 and post-COVID recovery during 2021-2023.

  • 25 February 2020 ADB Executive Director Visits Cambodia

    ADB Executive Director Mr. Tony McDonald and Cambodia Country Director Ms. Sunniya Durrani-Jamal on 24-25 February 2020 were received by Permanent Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Finance, and Alternate Governor for ADB Vongsey Vissoth, and met separately with senior officials at the Council of the Development of Cambodia, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Education Youth and Sports, and Ministry of Public Works and Transport to discuss the institutional reforms currently underway in ADB. Mr.

  • 11 February 2020 Skills for Competitiveness Project (S4C) Kick-Started

    Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training on 11 February launched the $88.23 million Skills for Competitiveness project (S4C) co-financed by the Royal Government of Cambodia ($8.31 million), ADB ($60 million), and Agence Française de Développement ($19.92 million). The ministry’s Permanent Secretary of State H.E. Pich Sophoan chaired the launch of the project. Addressing some 150 participants, ADB Cambodia Country Director Ms.

  • 16 December 2019 ADB Directors’ Advisors Visit Cambodia

    Directors’ Advisors Mr. Philip Rose, Mr. Alik Alik, and Mr. David Shoshitashvili accompanied by ADB Cambodia Country Director Ms. Sunniya Durrani-Jamal and staff, visited ADB financed projects for TVET, an upper secondary resource school, and cross border facilities at Bavet and Prey Vor in Svay Rieng province on 16 December.

  • 18 November 2019 GMS country ministers and ADB Vice President Saeed Discuss New Strategic Framework

    ADB Vice President Mr. Ahmed M. Saeed on 18 November in Phnom Penh co-chaired the 23rd GMS Ministerial Conference along with Cambodia Minister and Secretary General of the Council for the Development of Cambodia, Mr. Sok Chenda Sophea. In his opening statement, Mr. Saeed affirmed ADB’s continued support for the GMS program and called for coordinated responses to emerging global and regional challenges. The ministers and vice ministers discussed a new strategic framework for GMS and the establishment of a research program supporting the strategy.

  • 30 October 2019 ADB, Cambodia Sign Deals to Improve Water Supply, and Financial Sector Development

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economy and Finance, Cambodia H.E.  Aun Pornmoniroth, and ADB Country Director Ms. Sunniya Durrani-Jamal on 30 October signed two loan agreements worth $89 million for the Third Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Services Sector Development Program and the Inclusive Financial Sector Development Program (Subprogram 2) at a ceremony in Phnom Penh.

  • 18 October 2019 ADB and AlphaBeta Convene Consultation on Skills and Technology Assessment

    Undersecretary of State of Economy and Finance H.E. Phan Phalla and Ms. Jagannathan, Principal Education Specialist, SDCC, co-chaired the Country Workshop on Assessing Skills and Technology for High-Growth Industries on 18 October in Phnom Penh. The workshop presented interim findings on the impact of industry 4.0 on skills and jobs, and priority actions needed. More than 40 participants from government, private sector, technical and vocational training providers, development partners, and civil society attended the workshop.

  • 14 October 2019 ADB Launch Regional Reflection: An Evolving ASEAN – Vision and Reality

    ADB Cambodia on 14 October launched a milestone publication, An Evolving ASEAN: Vision and Reality in Phnom Penh. The book is edited by ADB’s lead economist, Mr Jayanth Menon. A panel discussion followed that were senior government delegates – including H.E Nong Kosal, Under Secretary for ASEAN Affairs and H.E. Keo Chhea, foreign affairs ministry advisor and private sector representative Mr. Chy Sila. Participants included business associations, government officials and NGOs who engaged in a lively discussion.

  • 3 July 2019 ADB Vice President Saeed visits Cambodia, reaffirms plans for ADB's assistance

    Vice President Ahmed M. Saeed visited Cambodia from 3-6 July 2019 to reaffirm ADB’s commitment to the sustainable and inclusive development of Cambodia under the upcoming Country Partnership Strategy (2019-2023). He held discussions in Phnom Penh with Permanent Secretary of State of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and ADB Alternate Governor, Mr. Vongsey Vissoth; Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Mr. Hang Choun Naron; and Managing Director of the Electricite Du Cambodge, Mr. Keo Rattanak.

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