The Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC) today provided assistance to support initiatives of the Phnom Penh Capital Hall to contain the spread of COVID-19.

ABC handed over here yesterday a KHR 10,000,000 (US$2,500) contribution along with 23 tonnes of milled rice, 1,129 packs of canned fish, 5,700 boxes of protective masks, 2,700 bottles of hand sanitizer, and 1,200 litres of alcohol in the presence of H.E. Khuong Sreng, Phnom Penh Municipal Governor.

H.E. Khuong Sreng thanked the ABC for the contribution to the city hall in support to the containment of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Phnom Penh Municipality will use to provide emergency assistance in terms of allowances and food supplies to needy individuals and families under quarantine and in the lockdown areas, he said, adding that it contributed significantly to the Phnom Penh Capital Hall and the Royal Government of Cambodia to take action and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Phnom Penh as well as throughout the Kingdom of Cambodia in a timely manner.

“This noble generosity shows the consideration and compassion for our compatriots, based on the cause of national unity as a whole, in the spirit of helping each other in the circumstances that the nation has been facing the danger of the pandemic in Phnom Penh,” he stressed.

Mr. Heng Koy, General Manager of the ABC said, “While new positive COVID-19 cases and the number of fatalities have been reported to increase day by day, more concerns on the public health are raised. Therefore, the contribution will help the Phnom Penh Administration authority to ease the Cambodians burden, who are in need of support during this lockdown.”

 

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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