New bridge improves livelihoods for Cambodian villages

31 July 2012


Delivering a baby is strenuous enough, but imagine spending two hours on a motorbike, a ferry and a rickshaw just to get to the nearest health centre to give birth.

That’s what happened to 26-year old So phorn when she delivered her first baby three years ago in Cambodia.

But such journeys are now relegated to the past, thanks to a joint partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union.

They have helped build a concrete bridge spanning the 40-metre wide Kampong Sdam river, thus linking two communes in Cambodia — Chroy Svay  and Boeung Preav — and improving the lives of their residents.

UNDP’s Angelique Reid reports.

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