Project Initial Deposit
The loan agreement was sign on 14 December 2016 and the project effective was on 24-January 2017. The Project Advance Account and Counterpart Fund Account were established on 24 May 2017 and 15 June 2017 respectively. ADB made an initial deposit with the amount of US$ 1,500,000 on 20 July 2017 and Government made deposit with the amount of US$ 100,000 in November 2017.
Cumulative EA expenditures
The project has received initial advance US$ 1.5 million from ADB on 20 July 2017. The annual operation plan 2017-2018 was approved in September 2017; in which, amount US$ 19,446.74 has been expended as at 31 December 2017. The project received approval on DSA and operating costs from ADB on 2 October 2017 and expect to get approval from MEF in January 2018. Based on the approved rates, the project will fully implement the activities from February 2018.
Contract Awards and commitments as at quarter ended 31 December 2017 indicates US$ 0.11 million, equivalent 36%, compare to projected amount US$ 0.3million. Disbursement as at 31 December 2017 shows US$1.5 million and 0.01 million, equivalent to 100% and 100% of current year projection for Asian Development Bank and Royal Government of Cambodia, respectively.
Progress by Outputs
The overall physical progress from June to December 2017 is 7.7% compare with 10% of the project elapse period (Counted from the date of receipt the advance deposit).

-Regional cooperation and CDC in border areas improved
Cambodia team has attended 4 regional events organized by ADB. (1). Extraordinary meeting of the GMS working group on Human Resource Development in Bangkok, Thailand on 4 July 2017. (2). Regional Meeting on Strengthening Health Cooperation in the GMS and Launching of the GMS Health Security Project on 5-6 July 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.(3). First regional project manager meeting of GMS Health Security Project on 11-12 December 2017 in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR. (4). First meeting of the GMS Working Group on Health Cooperation (WGHC) on 13-14 December 2017.
-National disease surveillance and outbreak response systems strengthened
The GMS Health Security Project continue to support knowledge management activities to improve the capacity and sustain its functional activities for the benefits of communicable diseases prevention and response. The CDCD website and other supported its functionality including maintenance, data collection, data analysis, uploading information (documents, real-time outbreak events and health educations), and information sharing are being supported by the Project. The project also established web pages for Health Security Project under CDC website for sharing information related to the project to the public. Project documents, project events, lesson learnt from CDC2 project, project location and map, procurement notices/contract awards and job announcement of the project consultants were uploaded to the project website during 2017.