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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

KOICA to sign the $7.45 million project for education sector

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Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
No. 38, St. 322, Sangkat Boeung Keng Kang I, Khan Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh
Tel/Fax: (023) 220 457/ (023) 223 594
HP: 090 666 858
Email: haysamchan@koica.go.kr, or haysamchan@gmail.com

KOICA to sign the $7.45 million project for education sector

Korea International Cooperation Agency, known as KOICA, will sign an agreement with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Kingdom of Cambodia in the afternoon of December 02, 2010 to kick off the construction activities of the $7.45 million project called the Project for the Establishment of a Human Resources Development Center in Cambodia.

The agreement will be signed at the Ministry by H.E. Im Sethy, Minister of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, and Dr. Shin Euicheol, Representative of KOICA Office in Cambodia with the honorable participation of Korean Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Chang Ho-Jin.

The project was initiated by Cambodian side with the objective to strengthen capacity building of human resources development in Cambodia by providing human resources development program in order to reinforce the professional knowledge of professors and students at Royal University of Phnom Penh, and by improving the capacity of related government officials, teachers and instructors of relevant organizations.

For 5 years from 2010 to 2014, the project was planned to build a well-equipped human resources development center to be named Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Center (CKCC) in the premise of RUPP, and to establish an education program which includes Information Technology, vocational training, and Korean language education for Cambodian students.

To ensure sustainability, effort will be put on the operation and management of the center during and after the construction phase by dispatching Korean experts to the center and inviting related Cambodian officials to overseas training in the Republic of Korea.  Moreover, a joint committee will be established to assist the center’s operation during and after project implementation.

In addition, this project is expected to contribute to economic development of Cambodia though human resources development, and promote mutual understanding between the two countries. Moreover, if the project is successfully implemented, it will be used as a good model for further human resource development for Cambodia.


The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) was founded as a government agency in 1991, to maximize the effectiveness of Korea's grant aid programs for developing countries by implementing the government's grant aid and technical cooperation programs.

KOICA aims to make a better world by helping to achieve the MDGs and promoting equitable and sustainable development in our partner countries. KOICA also seeks to actively participate in the global efforts to enhance the capacity of nations and Individuals to overcome poverty and improve their quality of life.

In Cambodia, KOICA has its country assistance strategy that helps Royal Government of Cambodia achieve its national development goals, by integrating the strategy with Cambodia’s National Strategic Development Plan, and the government’s Rectangle Strategy. KOICA focuses on 4 priority sectors—rural development, health, education, and infrastructure.

Note: more information can be acquired from KOICA office in Cambodia by the above contact.


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