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Phnom Penh, March 12, 2020 – Minister of Water Resources and Meteorology Lim Kean Hor authorized the mission's mission delegation ADB (Country Programming Mission, CPM 2020) led by Mr. Jiangfeng Zhang, Director, Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, Southeast Asia Department, and Madam Sunniya Durrani Jamal, Director ADB Representative Cambodia paid a courtesy call and reported on the results of cooperation in water sector at the Ministry of the Interior.

On this occasion, the Minister expressed his appreciation to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for its good cooperation. Focus on Strategic Plan for the Development of Cambodia from 2019-2023 Cambodia Country Partnerships Strategy (CPS, 2019-2023).

Jiangfeng Zhang reports on the results of water cooperation between the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) from 2019 to 2020; Confirming ADB's new support strategy for 2020 to 2022.

The cooperation project between the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology and ADB has been as follows:
1- Highlands irrigation project and water resources management.
2 – Agricultural Irrigation Improvement Project
GMS project on managing and mitigating the risk of floods and droughts in the subproject In Pursat province.
ADB CFAVC project in Kampot, Takeo, Kampong Cham and Tbong Khmum provinces;
5. Rice SDP.

For the ADB's new Strategic Plan for Water Sector from 2020 to 2022, the ADB MFF project on Integrated Water Resources Management from the river basin The river basin submerges the subsurface system of all rainbows throughout the Kingdom of Cambodia.

The strategic plan was approved by the Asian Development Bank's Executive Board in October 2019, allowing the Bank to develop. Asia ADB Invests in the Economic Development Program of the Royal Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia under the Honors of the Royal Government of Cambodia Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

In particular, this strategic plan is in line with the Rectangular Strategy of the Royal Government of Cambodia, Phase 4, which supports the program Diversifying the economy and increasing Cambodia's competitiveness to reach the goal by 2030 and the 2050 vision.

It should be emphasized that ADB's increased investment in sectoral water management and water management The river basin, submerged to the surface of all kinds of rainfall throughout the country, is the third priority ADB's strategic plan.

Again, the Minister also expressed his appreciation to Madam Sunniya Durrani Jamal for coming as the Chief Representative. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Cambodia was short-lived, but it has accomplished a great deal for Cambodia, especially the Excellency. More results for the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology Rainbow water sector such as integrated water resources management project that has already been stated in the CPS 2019-2023.

The Minister, on behalf of the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology, will continue to cooperate well with ADB in implementing ADB's effective CPS. High efficiency and sustainability. Co-edited (Edited by: Bopha)