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To mark this year's World Disaster Risk Reduction, the European Union is supporting the organization of several events under the theme "Making Resilient Cities -- My City is Getting Ready", according to a statement released by EU office in Cambodia.

The events aim to enhance community awareness about disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, and especially to integrate them into Cambodia's development agenda.

"Disaster preparedness saves lives" stated Michelle Labeeu, the Charg d' Affaires a.i. of the European Union Delegation to Cambodia. "The European Union significantly contributes to global disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation efforts by supporting communities to better prepare themselves against natural disasters, " he said.

Read more: EU marks world disaster risk reduction day in Cambodia

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The FINANCIAL -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is to help finance a major upgrade of rural roads in some of Cambodia’s poorest provinces as part of a project that will also address growing road safety and climate change challenges.

"A loan of $35 million equivalent for the Rural Roads Improvement Project will be used to help pave over 500 kilometers of roads in seven provinces located mostly around the Tonle Sap Basin, where a large number of the country’s rural poor live. Cofinancing is being provided by Korea Eximbank, owned by the Government of Korea, and the Nordic Development Fund, which is supporting climate change adaptation measures," ADB informs. 

Read more: ADB to Help Cambodia Improve Rural Roads, Address Safety, Climate Concerns

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The Royal Government of Cambodia and its development partners on Wednesday discussed and stressed on the need for integrated efforts under different climate change-related initiatives to ensure high efficiency in helping the country to respond to the impact of this global problem.

The message came during the inception workshop of the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) which was held in Phnom Penh in a one-day forum where participated by more than 100 representatives from different ministries, institutions and expertises as well as those from development partners.

Mok Mareth, Senior Minister and Minister of Environment, Chairman of the National Climate Change Committee, opened the workshop by reiterating the high attention of the Royal Government of Cambodia is tackling impacts of climate change as a strategic priority for reducing poverty.

Read more: Cambodia discusses efforts to respond to climate change

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