Four EU-backed projects launched in Cambodia to support fishing communities
PHNOM PENH, October 30 (Bernama): Four projects funded by the European Union to support the fishing communities of Tonle Sap Lake and the coastal provinces of Cambodia have been launched.
The four-year projects will be led by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Oxfam, Aide et Action and Save the Children in partnership with the Cambodia Fisheries Administration, the statement said, adding that projects are estimated at $ 16.9 million. euros. or $ 19.6 million, Xinhua reported, citing the EU statement.
The projects were designed to support green growth, job creation, social services and better protection of natural resources for fishing communities in 10 Tonlé Sap biosphere reserves and coastal provinces, he said. .
“The Royal Government of Cambodia (…) would like to express its gratitude and appreciation to the EU for supporting the largest ever program in the development of Cambodia’s fisheries sector,” Poum Sotha said on Wednesday, Director General of the Fisheries Administration.
Bryan Fornari, head of cooperation at the EU delegation to Cambodia, said the projects aimed to help the government achieve sustainable, climate-resilient and inclusive growth in the fisheries sector.
“Today’s launch of the four projects is an important milestone for the recovery of COVID-19 in the region, providing new economic opportunities and better livelihoods for more than 50,000 households,” he said. -Bernama