ABC and CMA join TYDA to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Kingdom

The Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC) and Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA) and its members donated KHR 40 million ($10,000) and other food supplies to Samdech Techo Voluntary Youth Doctor Association (TYDA) to help the country in its fight against COVID-19 as cases continue to climb.

ABC and CMA also gave five tons of milled rice, 2,000 packages of canned fish, 2,200 packages of soybean sauce, and 2,200 packages of fish sauce. H.E. Penh Thearom, Member of the Board of Directors of TYDA received the donations at the TYDA Headquarter.

ABC’s GM Heng Koy on behalf of Dr. In Channy, Chairman of ABC 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 the Samdech Techo Voluntary Youth Doctor Association (TYDA), for always paying attention and taking timely action to address impacts caused by the spread of COVID-19 in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

He said that the Association of Banks, Cambodia Microfinance Association together with its members, continues to support and donate resources, funds, and materials to the Royal Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia in the fight against the spread of COVID-19, and to participate in the prevention and the eradication of COVID-19 in the community transmission as well as in the Kingdom to lead the Cambodian socio-economy to get back to normal in the near future.

It should be noted that this is the second time that members of the Association of Banks in Cambodia and Cambodia Microfinance Association have donated. Since the beginning of 2021, the Banking Association and its members have joined the Cambodian government in donating food and financial resources to join the government in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been spreading across the country.

“We would like to thank all the members who made contributions and we will continue working on this to support the government’s initiative to combat COVID-19,” he said.

H.E Penh Thearom, Member of the Board of Directors of TYDA, thanked the Association of Banks in Cambodia and the Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA) for joining the Royal Government in the fight against COVID-19. He said that all donations from charity will be sent to the hospitals, distributed to patients and sent to other target areas throughout the country.

H.E Thearum added: "On behalf of Samdech Techo Voluntary Youth Doctor Association (TYDA), we would like to thank both financial associations [the Association of Banks in Cambodia and the Cambodian Microfinance Association] for joining TYDA for sharing the sympathy to the people and all the team of TYDA. We also wish the mission of both associations success and growth for the benefit of society as a whole.”

For more information:

Sok Chan

Deputy Head of Financial Inclusion and Public Relations

Association of Banks in Cambodia

Mobile: 092 68 3330

Email: abc_fi@abc.org.kh

Mr. Kaing Tongngy

Head of Communication Department of CMA

Mobile: 095 262 111

ABC