Phnom Penh (FN), Apr. 3 – The World Bank has approved a 20-million-dollar credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Cambodia COVID-19 Emergency Response Project, as part of the first tranche of emergency support operations through a dedicated fast-track COVID-19 facility, according to a news release on 2 April 2020.

“This fast-tracked financing will help Cambodia confront this unprecedented global health emergency by sourcing much-needed medical supplies and facilities to diagnose and treat COVID-19, reduce the spread of infection, strengthen pandemic response capabilities, and shorten the time to recovery for both people and the economy,” said Inguna Dobraja, World Bank Country Manager for Cambodia.

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