ABC, CMA Join TYDA to Combat COVID-19
AKP Phnom Penh, June 14, 2021 --
The Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC) and Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA) have donated KHR 40 million (approximately US$10,000) and other food supplies to Samdech Techo Voluntary Youth Doctor Association (TYDA) in contribution to the fight against COVID-19 pandemic as infected cases remain high.
The donation handover ceremony was held on June 14 at TYDA headquarters in the presence of H.E. Penh Thearom, Member of the Board of Directors of TYDA and representatives of ABC and CMA.
The food supplies include five tonnes of milled rice, 2,000 packages of canned fish, 2,200 packages of soybean sauce, and 2,200 packages of fish sauce.
ABC’s General Manager Mr. Heng Koy said it was acting according to its guiding principles and wanted to offer relief to citizens who have been heavily affected by COVID-19, including those currently confined to their homes.
Mr. Heng Koy, also expressed his deep gratitude to the Royal Government, especially TYDA, for always paying attention and taking timely action to address impact caused by COVID-19 in the country.
He said that the ABC and CMA together with their members will continue to support and donate resources, funds, and materials to the Royal Government in the fight against COVID-19, and to participate in the prevention and eradication of the pandemic in the community as well as in the country so that the Cambodian socio-economy can get back to normal in the near future.
For his part, H.E. Penh Thearom thanked the ABC and CMA for joining the Royal Government to combat COVID-19, stressing that the donations from charity will be sent to hospitals, patients and other target areas throughout the country.
This is the second donation of its kind made by ABC and CMA since the beginning of 2021.
By Chea Vannak