The land of heroes
Our heroes
Our land
Cambodia Kingdom

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Germany commits over 48 mln USD in grants for Cambodia

What kind of future will come for million children of Cambodia? The corruption government of Cambodia has earned billion dollars every year from all sources of economy, but the where did the mony goes? Million of future gerneration children of Cambodia will be the slave of a small group of people who robbed the nation (cambodian children owed another 48.6 million U.S dollars to Germany).

Germany has committed 34 million euros (about 48.6 million U.S. dollars) in grants for Cambodia in areas of health, rural development and strengthening governance, a press release said on Tuesday.

The Cambodian and German governments held their biannual government negotiations in Bonn on Oct. 16-17, the press release from German embassy here said, adding that an agreement was reached on programs for technical and financial cooperation with a total volume of 34 million euros.

With this new commitment for the period 2007-2008, Germany increased its support to Cambodia by 25 percent in comparison to the last two years cycle, it added.

The major part of this new pledge will be spend to continue ongoing cooperation in the focal areas of German Development Cooperation with Cambodia, including health sector reform, rural development as well as crosscutting activities to strengthen good governance, it said, adding that as a new field of activities both sides agreed to earmark funds for the exploration and promotion of renewable energies, such as biogas and micro-hydropower, in rural Cambodia.

The total volume of bilateral technical and financial cooperation since cooperation began amounts to more than 224 million euros (about 320 million U.S. dollars), according to the press release.

Source: Xinhua
Read more!

Akron Man Dies While Traveling In Cambodia

AKRON, Ohio -- A northeast Ohio mother and father are mourning after their son died in Cambodia on Friday.

The circumstances since Todd Wunderle's death have taught the family some tough lessons about overseas travel, reported NewsChannel5.

"Parent's worst nightmare. Four in the morning. 'Hello, is this Mrs. Wunderle? This is the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia and we regret to inform you that your son Todd is dead,'" said Carl Wunderle.

Bringing their son's body home for a proper burial would cost the Wunderles $15,000, money the couple doesn't have.

"We're going to need help with the money because we had to beg and borrow the money. We just don't have that laying around but you do what you have to do. Sometimes you make a deal with the devil if that's what you have to do because it's our son," said Carle Wunderle.

Todd graduated from Kent State and was teaching English in Korea. He was in Cambodia when he needed to refill a prescription for his thyroid medication.

The thought is that he had an allergic reaction to the different medicine, and he died of a heart attack at the age of 26.

Now his family says that anyone traveling overseas should get travel insurance. Without it, paying for something like bringing a body home is very difficult.

The Wunderles expect Todd's body to be home this weekend.

Donations to the Todd Wunderle fund can be made at any Huntington Bank location.
Read more!