Thai Princess Continues to Support Education Development in Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, September 03, 2020 —

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, a daughter of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, has granted more fund to support the education development in Cambodia for five more years.

The agreement on the royal fund was signed recently in Bangkok, Thailand by Cambodian Ambassador to Thailand H.E. Ouk Sorphorn and H.E. Don Pramudwinai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand.

The grant will be used to develop Kampong Chheuteal Institute of Technology in Kampong Thom province and Kampong Speu Institute of Technology in Kampong Speu province for five more years, from September 2020 to September 2025, according to a statement from the Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Bangkok, issued yesterday.

The institutes offer associate’s degree and bachelor’s degree in agricultural and industrial technologies to meet the current demand of the labour market in the Kingdom.

The royal support project for Cambodia’s education sector has been initiated by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in order to contribute to the development of a quality education system for the Cambodian youth as a sustainable gift for the Cambodian people who are longtime friends, read the statement.

The previous royal support project has contributed to further boosting the relationship between Cambodia and Thailand, particularly to establishing good cooperation between the public and private sectors and people, as well as to developing a new generation of human resources through providing scholarships to 2,124 Cambodian students and civil servants between 2005 to 2020.

(Photo: Thai PBS & Royal Thai Family)

By Chea Vannak