Wednesday, 2 February 2011

AKP - The Agence Kampuchea Press

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Angkor Community Development Project-Phase II Launched

Phnom Penh, February 2, 2011 AKP – The Community Development Project at Angkor Park-Phase II, a joint cooperation between the APSARA Authority and New Zealand, was launched in late January in Nokor Thom district of Siem Reap city.

Director General of APSARA Authority Mr. Bun Narith, Siem Reap Deputy Provincial Governor Mr. Bun Tharith and New Zealand’s Ambassador Mr. Bede Corry were present at the launching ceremony.

The project focuses on natural resource protection and people’s living standard enhancement.

The first phase of the project, which has successfully ended, was implemented since May 2009 in two villages – Rohal and North Sras Srang – of Nokor Thom district.

According to Mr. Bun Narith, the over-US$2-million second phase, of which 60 percent is covered by New Zealand and 40 percent by APSARA Authority, will be expanded to six villages including Leang Dai and Plong of Angkor Thom district; Tuol Kralanh and Banteay Srey of Banteay Srey district; and South Sras Srang and Kravanh of Nokor Thom district. –AKP

Article in Khmer by HANG Seak
Article in English by SOKMOM Nimul


Information Minister Gives Donation to School for Deaf and Dumb Children in Kampong Cham

Phnom Penh, February 2, 2011 AKP – Information Minister H.E. Khieu Kanharith donated on Feb. 1 two LCD monitors and a scanner with the total cost of US$700 to Kampong Cham’s Kruosar Thmey School for Deaf and Dumb Children.
In early January 2011, the Cambodian information minister also visited the school and gave donation to deaf and dumb pupils.

From 2004 to 2010, H.E. Khieu Kanharith’s donation to Kruosar Thmey School for Deaf and Dumb Children reached some 15 million Riel (Cambodian currency roughly US$3,750) and US$1,700.

The school hosts about 170 deaf and dumb children, staffed by 27 education officers with classes ranging from 1st through 8th grade of general education.

Besides, H.E. Khieu Kanharith also visited the information provincial office. –AKP

Article in Khmer by HUN Yuth Kun
Article in English by SOKMOM Nimul

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