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.
[Takeo] On 24 May 2023, Mr. Ruos Rath, Deputy Governor of Angkor Borei District and Director of PIU Takeo conducted a dissemination meeting on “Community-Based Tourism Covid-19 Recovery Project” at Angkor Borei Administration Office with total 55 (F:22) participants who are members of Commune Council, all village chiefs in the commune, and local people in the community.The objectives of this meeting are to disseminate the objectives and main activities of the project, Project Implementation Unit (PIU) in Takeo Province, requirements and procedures to elect and establish Phnom Da Community Tourism Management Committee, and drafting bylaws, regulation and roles and responsibilities of the committee members.It’s worth to note that Community-Based Tourism Covid-19 Recovery Project consists of 2 PIU including Phnom Da Resort in Angor Borei District, Takeo Province and Techo Thamacheat Village, Choam Khsant district, Preah Vihear Province who are in charge of three main activities including strengthening local capacity for community-based tourism development and promotion; implementing Community-based tourism and livelihood activities and enhancing Community-based public facilities and services.
On Tuesday 11 July, 2023 at CBTCR office, welcome, orientation and induction meeting to new consultants on CBTCR project presided over by H.E KEMREAT Viseth, Secretary of State at the Office of the Council of Ministers, Chairman for Board of Directors for Civil Society Alliance Forum and CBTCR Project Director.
Consultative Meeting on detailed master plan and social and environmental impacts of Community Building construction
Takeo: In the morning of 6th October 2023, PIU Takeo of the Community-Based Tourism COVID-19 Recovery Project (CBTCR) facilitated a consultative meeting on detailed master plan and social and environmental impacts of Community Building construction (CW02) in Ankor Borei District, Takeo Province.This meeting was conducted under supervision of H.E. Duong Virorth, CSAF Permanent Vice-chairman and CBTCT Project Manager with a total of 64 (F:18) participants who are project consultants, 3 commune chiefs of Angkor Borei, Prek Ptaol, and Kork Thlork Communes, 14 village chiefs in above 3 communes, community committee, and 25 representatives of local people.