Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) account for over 95% of all business in ASEAN and over 50% of employment in the region. Their contribution to GDP is generally significant, about 30-53 percent. Moreover, they are a key entry point into the formal economy for women and youth. ASEAN Connectivity through Trade and Investment Project is committed to supporting SMEs development particularly in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam.
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) account for over 95% of all business in ASEAN and over 50% of employment in the region. Their contribution to GDP is generally significant, about 30-53 percent. Moreover, they are a key entry point into the formal economy for women and youth.
The Cambodian National Malaria Control Program, Provincial-Districts teams, and stakeholders organized a workshop, November 07, 2013, in Ratanakiri province drafting a comprehensive annual operational plan (AOP-2014). Thirty-three participants from National Malaria Control Program and Provincial Health Departments, operational districts,hospital andselected health centers of Ratanakiri, Mondulkiri and SteungTrengwere invited and actively participated in the workshop. In addition, NGOs partners were invited to take part in the workshop, too.
Action programmes to deploy the U.S.’s 50 million USD support package pledged to Lower Mekong countries was discussed at the fifth meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Regional Working Group in Cambodia on November 6-7.
The 5th Lower Mekong Initiative Regional Working Group Meeting has opened in Siem Reap to define implementation steps following the U.S. commitment of 50 million dollars of infrastructure and food security aids to the region.
The Royal Government of Cambodia hosted over 80 delegates from Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and the United States in Siem Reap on November 6-7, 2013 for the 5th Lower Mekong Initiative Regional Working Group Meeting. Former U.S.
Cambodia will host the 5th meeting of regional working group of Lower Mekong Initiative to be held from 6-7 Nov in Siem Reap province, the media release said.
The meeting will focus on agriculture, food safety, education, energy safety, and environment and water resource and health issues and other related issues.
The meeting will be chaired by Mr. Sok Siphanna, a senior advisor to the government and U.S. ambassador to ASEAN, Mr. David Carden.
“Triple bottom line” valuation is an approach used to assess the full value of protected natural resource areas, like national parks, accounting for the economic, social, and environmental benefits they provide to society. As a result, policymakers, park managers, and other stakeholders are better equipped to capture the full value provided by protected areas, including climate-related benefits.