Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Cambodian ex-pats play major role



Cambodian ex-pats play major role

Cambodian ex-pats play major role

C ambodians living outside the country played a large role in preparing for ICORC

in Tokyo.

Kathy Taromina, coordinator for the Cambodian Workshop on

Reconstruction and Development, said the conference would not have been so

successful without the help of ex-pat Cambodians.

"Aside from gathering

and analyzing data, Cambodian ex-pats took part in meetings outside the country,

identifying problem areas and having a direct input into the draft discussion

papers."

Apart from giving expert advice, ex-pat Cambodians from France,

England, Belgium, Australia, Canada and the United States with legal, management

and engineering skills, also acted as interpreters.

Many joined the

planning process in January and helped draw up draft discussion papers used by

each of the 11 committees. The committee's plans were the basis of the

government's National Programme presented at the conference.

In a bid to

entice Cambodians living abroad to return to aid in the country's

reconstruction, trips home were organized by the US Indo-China Reconciliation

Project in New York.

MOST VIEWED

  • Phnom Penh placed in two-week lockdown

    The government has decided to place Phnom Penh in lockdown for two weeks, effective April 14 midnight through April 28, as Cambodia continues to grapple with the ongoing community outbreak of Covid-19, which has seen no sign of subsiding. According to a directive signed by Prime Minister

  • Cambodia on the verge of national tragedy, WHO warns

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) in Cambodia warned that the country had reached another critical point amid a sudden, huge surge in community transmission cases and deaths. “We stand on the brink of a national tragedy because of Covid-19. Despite our best efforts, we are

  • Hun Sen: Stay where you are, or else

    Prime Minister Hun Sen warned that the two-week lockdown of Phnom Penh and adjacent Kandal provincial town Takmao could be extended if people are not cooperative by staying home. “Now let me make this clear: stay in your home, village, and district and remain where

  • Businesses in capital told to get travel permit amid lockdown through One Window Service

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration has issued guidelines on how to get travel permission for priority groups during the lockdown of Phnom Penh, directing private institutions to apply through the municipality's One Window Service and limit their staff to a mere two per cent. In

  • Vaccination open to foreigners in Cambodia

    The Ministry of Health on April 8 issued an announcement on Covid-19 vaccination for foreigners residing and working in Cambodia, directing the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training and local authorities to register them. Health minister Mam Bun Heng, who is also head of the inter-ministerial

  • Ministry names types of business permitted amid lockdown

    The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training singled out 11 types of business that are permitted to operate during the lockdown of Phnom Penh and Takmao town, which run through April 28. Those include (1) food-processing enterprises and slaughterhouses; (2) providers of public services such as firefighting, utility and