Phnom Penh: To support the Royal Government of Cambodia in the battle against Covid-19, the Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC) initiated to collect funds and medical supplies among its members to be donated to the Government and the people of Cambodia.
On Wednesday 29th April, The Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC) brought the contributions from 3 commercial banks to the cabinet of the Prime Minister through H.E Seng Tieng, deputy director of the cabinet.
The collected contributions are as following:
1. KHR 20,000,000 and USD 1,000, so a total of more than $6.000
2. Medical supplies (polyethylene gown and bouffant caps = 900 sets, Face masks = 200 boxes) worth USD 4,800
It should be highlighted that this is the second round where the association collected and contributed the charitable donation to the Royal Government of Cambodia in this fight against Covid-19.
In the first phase, the Association of Banks in Cambodia and the Cambodia Microfinance Association gathered contributions:
1. KHR 280,350,000 and USD 48,545, so a total of more than $100.000
2. Medical supplies (Alcohol canister (30L) = 50 Tanks, Hand Sanitized (5L) = 30 Tanks, Mask = 3,700 pieces) worth USD 6,356
The funds and medical supplies were collected as contributions by the two associations, together with their members from 16 banks and 31 microfinance institutions, financial leasing companies and rural credit institutions.
This is a difficult time for Cambodia as well as the rest of the world, and the two associations, together with members of the banking and microfinance institutions, have been actively engaged with the Royal Government to help the Cambodian people through this challenge. We are confident that together we will be able to overcome the difficulties soon.
Both associations will continue to welcome and facilitate for contributions from its members to support the Royal Government in the battle against Covid-19.