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Thursday, May 3, 2012

KOICA and Asiana Airlines Provides 50 Sets of Solar-Powered Streetlights to APSARA Authority

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KOICA and Asiana Airlines Provides 50 Sets of Solar-Powered Streetlights to APSARA Authority

KOICA News Release: trainslation from local website
Published on Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dr. Shin Euicheol, Representative of KOICA Cambodia Office a the Hand-over ceremony

Siem Reap: Fifty (50) Sets of Solar-Powered Streetlights and one place of playground were provided by KOICA and Asiana Airlines to APSARA Authority under the cooperation between APSARA Authority, KOICA and Asiana Airlines. The hand-over ceremony was held at Run-Taek commune, Bantheaysrey district of Siem Reap province under the presidency of H.E. Bun Narith, Director General of APSARA Authority, Dr. Shin Euicheol, Representative of KOICA Cambodia Office and Mr. Cho Kyu Yung, Vice President of Asiana Airlines.

H.E. Bun Narith, Director General of APSARA Authority, reminded that within the cooperation framework between APSARA Authority and KOICA for the purpose of better preserving and developing the Angkor site, the Asiana Airlines, KOICA and APSARA Authority signed, on August 19, 2010, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the provision of fifty (50) sets of solar-powered streetlights to APSARA Authority. During 2010-2011, Asisna Airlines and KOICA provided APSARA Authority thirty four (34) solar-powered streetlights, which were erected at the following locations: 1 near Krous Primary School, 4 at the Spean Neak bridge, 6 along the Svay Tom road, 7 along the West bypass road, 2 at the beginning of the road in front of the Fourth Regional Military Station, 3 at the junction of the Pradak road, nad 11 in the Run-Taek eco-village. 2012 alone, KOICA and Asiana Airlines decided to provide more seventeen (17) solar-powered streetlights and one (1) place of playground to APSARA Authority. H.E. Bun Narith affirmed that these achievements could be viewed as invaluable gifts for the people in Run-Taek eco-village as well as for the people in Siem Reap province. These gifts also reflected a good culture of sharing of KOICA and Asiana Airlines, whose donation would importantly contribute to the sustainable development of Angkor-Siem Reap regi0n in line with strategies laid by the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) under the visionary leadership of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, the Prime Minister of the Cambodia. H.E. Bun Narith also thanked KOICA and Asiana Airlines for these priceless contributions the betterment of the Angkor-Siem Reap region as well as to improve the living condition of the people.

Dr. Shin Euicheol, Representative of KOICA Cambodia Office, said that Asiana Airlines was working closely with KOICA and APSRA Authority to install solar-powered streetlights near the Angkor Wat temple complex as part of its efforts to help preserve the side and to improve safety for national and international tourists. He also added that with strong commitment from Korean government, the annual volume of KOICA’s grant aid to Cambodia had steadily increased, surpassing 18 million US dollars in 2012. KOICA’s grant aid performance to Cambodia would be approximately more than 83 million USD from 1991 up to last year, providing 34 projects to Cambodia covering 4 sectoral priorities including Education, Health, Infrastructure, and Agriculture & Rural Development. Furthermore, KOICA had strengthened focused efforts to work together for the socio-economic development of Cambodia in harmony with its rectangular strategy and National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP) for the enhancement of Aid Effectiveness. It was a great pleasure for the Korean government and people to have contributed to the socio-economic development of Cambodia, which had been effectively achieved under the eminent and visionary leadership of H.E. Samdech Prime Minister Hun Sen, he added.  He also reiterated Korea’s strong commitment to the socio-economic development of Cambodia and the prosperity of Cambodian people. KOICA, also, would continue to be a good cooperation partner for Cambodia. |||The End|||


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