[Preah Vihear] On 2 June 2023, H.E. Khou Eanghourt, Deputy director-general of the National Authority for Preah Vihear (NAPV), a CBT Project Manager based in Preah Vihear Province, H.E. Hem Sinath, Deputy director-general of NAPV and CBT Project Coordinator based in Preah Vihear Province presided over in the first CBT management committee meeting with participation of 4 CBT project staffs, 11 (F: 5) members of CBT management committee and a village chief held in NAPV Meeting Hall.
This meeting aimed to 1). to introduce CBT project implementers and CBT management committee members, 2). to review draft bylaws and regulations of Boeung O Svay Tourist Community and 3). To define roles and responsibilities of the committee members.
It is worth noting that this meeting was held after achieving the official results of CBT of Boeung O’Svay management committee members selection with the meaningful participations of all community members conducted on 3 May 2023. Boeung O’Svay Tourist Community was initiated by CBT Covid-19 Recovery Project to accelerate the rehabilitation of tourism after the Covid-19 Crisis in rural communities located in the Preah Vihear Temple Resort.
ADB Consultant conducted the scoping study on Community Resilience to Climate Change at both CBTCR Project sites
Natural resource flow and hazard spot maps. Sra Em Commune, Choam Ksant District, Preah Vihear Province.Group work on community requirement for development of target project area in Preah Vihear provinceConsultation meeting at Commune Level of Preah Vihear provinceNatural resource flow and hazard spot maps (Preaek Phtoul Commune, Angkor Borei District, Takeo Province)Natural resource flow and hazard spot maps (Preaek Phtoul Commune, Angkor Borei District, Takeo Province).Consultation meeting at Commune Level of Preah Vihear Province on Development Service Profile
In the morning of Monday 11th September 2023, H.E. Kemreat Viseth, Chairman of CSAF and Coordinator of Executing Agency of Community-Based Tourism COVID-19 Recovery Project (CBTCR), presided and facilitated a Kickoff Meeting to review mission with participation of representatives of Asian Development Bank (ADB), representatives of Executing Agency (EA), representatives of Implementing Agency (IA), representatives of Ministry of Economics and Finances (MEF) and project consultants in order to share project overview, Issues/Challenges, and update procurement, safeguards, and gender status.Speaking in this meeting, H.E. Kemreat Viseth addressed that Community-Based Tourism COVID-19 Recovery Project (CBTCR) is a part of TECH100 Villages Project which is still ongoing after Covid 19 crisis and implementing this project will solely contribute to the “ Pentagonal Strategy-Phase I” The Royal Government of Cambodia of the Seventh Legislature of the National Assembly under the leadership of Samdech Thipadei HUN MANET, Prime Minister of Cambodia. His Excellency also mentioned the achievements, the challenges and the direction of the project. Finally, His Excellency expressed grateful thanks and encouraged all stakeholders who participated in this meeting to raise challenges and concerns to discuss and find solutions together.It is worth noting that after this meeting, all stakeholders of the project will visit the project sites in the 2 target villages of the project in Takeo and Preah Vihear Provinces from 12 to 15 September 2023.
Angkor Borei District: On September 12, 2023, CSAF on behalf of CBTCR Project Coordinating Unit led an ADB delegation to Cambodia (ADB-CARM), MEF Expert Officers, and national and international experts who are project consultants to conduct field visit the project implementation site in Angkor Borei District, Takeo Province, including: Phnom Da District Hall, Wat Kramum and Lobster farm. In addition, the delegation also met and exchanged views with local leaders, districts and communes and community representatives to study the impact of relevant work and suggestions for project improvement in the target area.