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Singapore keen to extend helping hand for environment, capacity building

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Newly-minted Singaporean ambassador to Cambodia Teo Lay Cheng meet Minister of Environment Say Sam Al at the Ministry of Environment on May 26. Environment Ministry

Singapore keen to extend helping hand for environment, capacity building

Singapore has voiced interest in deepening cooperation with Cambodia on waste management and clean water production, and providing training and capacity building for the Kingdom’s government officials.

Newly-minted Singaporean ambassador to Cambodia Teo Lay Cheng told this to Minister of Environment Say Sam Al at a meeting on May 26.

The ambassador said: “In the future, there could be official visits at the technical and political levels to share experiences between Cambodia and Singapore on key areas such as the environment, urbanisation and telecommunications, as well as strengthening ties.”

Sam Al emphasised that Singapore has supported educational development in the Kingdom through scholarships, exchanges and sharing experiences.

“The Singaporean government has just provided scholarships to four young officials of the Ministry of Environment to study at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,” he said.

Ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra told The Post on May 27 that Cambodia and Singapore have a strong track record of collaborative work focused on the environment, and that the ministry works closely with city-state, especially on human resource training and capacity building of ministry officials.

He said the two countries have exchanged a host of ideas concerning the environment, especially during visits by experts from Singaporean companies, who share their experiences on investment projects in fields such as waste recycling, home crop planting and wastewater management.

The ministry is ready for the upcoming round of work with Singapore, Pheaktra said, adding that the ministry “believes that environmental cooperation with Singapore will bring new technologies and increase human resource training – in leadership and technical roles”.

This, he said, “will reinforce Cambodia’s human resource capacity in the context of the environment and natural resources”.

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