The project received approvals on DSA and operating costs from ADB on 2 October 2017 and from MEF on 10 January 2018.

The first Annual Operation Plan (AOP) 2017-2018 in the amount of US$ 5,124,915 was approved on 6 September 2017. The AOP 2017-2018 was revised using the approved DSA and operating costs and was approved by ADB on 12 March 2018 in the amount of US$ 4,711,963. Subsequently, the AOP was revised again at the end of quarter 2, 2018 to adjust the unspent amount in quarter1, 2018. The total AOP 2017-2018 amount was reduced from US$ 4,711,963 to US$ 3,896,681.

The annual contract awards for the year ended 31 December 2018 is US$ 2.00 million, equivalent to 45% of its projection.

The project has expended US$ 19,446.74 in 2017 and US$ 2.56 million, equivalent to 66% of the annual budget 2018. The total cumulative expenses of the project as of 31 December 2018 is US$ 2.58 million.

For the year ended 31 December 2018, the project has disbursed US$ 1.56 million (US$1.27 million in quarter 4), equivalent to 69% of the annual projection. The project has submitted 7 withdrawal applications, 2 direct payments and 5 replenishments.

The cumulative physical progress as of 31 December 2018 is 25.40% compared with 30% of the project elapsed period (counted from the date of receipt the advance deposit).

-        Regional cooperation and CDC in border areas improved

Regional cooperation

In 2018, Cambodia hosted 2 regional events with total participants 141 (Female: 38) from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, WHO and other development partners: