US Navy community service projects postponed indefinitely

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US Navy community service projects postponed indefinitely

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:37 am

US Naval Aid Unit Pushed Out, Embassy Says
“The Royal Government of Cambodia officially notified the Embassy of its decision last week to postpone indefinitely the mission of the U.S. Navy Mobile Construction Battalion, which has been carrying out community service projects in underserved areas of Cambodia since 2008,” Mr. Josar said in an email...

Mr. Josar said the Seabees had completed more than $5 million in construction projects in 11 provinces over nearly a decade, including hospital improvements and water wells, and had worked with the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and local communities.

“The government’s decision cancels more than $800,000 in planned projects in eight provinces,” he said, explaining that the unit had been scheduled to build six school bathroom facilities and two maternity wards this year at a cost of $265,000.
“The Cambodian government did not offer a reason for their decision. We refer you to the government for an explanation,” Mr. Josar said.

Defense Ministry spokesman Chhum Socheat, however, said he was unaware of the Seabees’ expulsion, and Navy Commander Tea Vinh said the U.S. unit was merely taking a hiatus.
“They are stopping the projects. Now they’re going back to their country for vacation,” he said. “They’ll still help us to build navy offices or schools.”
Nem Sowath, director-general of the Defense Ministry’s department of policy and foreign affairs, said he did not know about any recent communications with the U.S. Embassy regarding the Seabees...
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Re: US Navy community service projects postponed indefinitely

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:22 pm

Cambodia Cancels U.S. Military Aid Program as China Ties Expand
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Re: US Navy community service projects postponed indefinitely

Post by boozyoldman » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:31 pm

The government is pouring cold water on the sort of program that shows the Americans
and American service personnel in a positive light.

Guess why.

If you can.
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Re: US Navy community service projects postponed indefinitely

Post by Fourkinnel » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:12 pm

They doing the same thing in Philippines. All the support the US have given over the years seems forgotten. And then, one minute welcoming the Chinese to come, then squabbling about the Chinese islands they built in supposedly China controlled sea areas.
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