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Review Mission to Preah Vihear Province

Preah Vihear: As part of the mission to monitor the progress of the Community-Based Tourism COVID-19 Recovery Project (CBTCR), CSAF facilitated a review mission of Asian Development Bank delegation in Cambodia (ADB-Carm), Expert officers of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and national-international experts who are project consultants to carry a face-to-face meeting with local people and authorities and to inspect project target sites, such as O’ Svay Dam Nature Tourism Community, Home Stay sites at Samdech Techo Hun Sen Natural Village, Sraem Commune, Choam Ksan District and to conduct visit Preah Vihear Temple.

Meeting with PIU Preah Vihear, Commune and District Authorities and Community Representatives

ADB Delegation, MEF Expert officers, national-international experts, Commune and District Authorities and Community Representatives

Field Visit to O’ Svay Dam Nature Tourism Community

Home Stay sites at Samdech Techo Hun Sen Natural Village

Visit to Preah Vihear Temple

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Bid Opening for the Procurement of Works

In the afternoon of 14th November 2023, in accordance with the Procurement Procedures, the Procurement Review Committee and the Bid Evaluation Committee of CBTCR held a bid opening of Open Competitive Bidding (OCB) for the procurement of works for Package No. CSAF-CW01: Construction of O Svay Lake Tourist Center and Tourism Access Works in Preah Vihear province.The bid opening was chaired by H.E. Duong Virorth, CSAF Permanent Deputy Chairman and CBTCR Project Manager, on behalf of H.E. Kemreth Viseth, Chairman of CSAF Board Directors and CBTCR Project Director with the participation of representatives of bidders, representatives of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) and relevant working groups.As the reported by procurement team, nine companies were interested and purchased the bidding documents, and eight companies have submitted their bidding documents on time as submission deadline. The Bid Opening Committee was opened and read out carefully all the submitted bidding documents by following the procedure. The bid opening has been conducted smoothly, with no parties expressed their disagreements.

Election for selecting members of Boeung O’Svay Tourism Community Management Committee

[Preah Vihear] On 3 Many 2023, PIU Preah Vihear facilitated an election to select members of Boeung O\'Svay Tourism Community Management Committee who will be in charge of the following roles and responsibilities:Participate in the implementation of national tourism development policies and poverty reduction strategies of the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) through the development of tourism communities;Protect forests, biodiversity and water resources for the common goods of the people in the community;Job creation and income generation for the community through tourism services;Fulfill the needs of local people by using natural resources in sustainable manners through community tourism;Maximize the involvement of community in biodiversity conservation management through community and agro-tourism services provisions.After this free and fair election completed, PIU Preah Vihear successfully selected 11 (F:5) members including 1 Committee Director, 1 Committee Deputy Director and other 9 members who are in charge of each section of this committees.

Wrap-Up Meeting on Review Mission

[Phnom Penh] After successful completion of Review Mission conducted on 11-15th September 2023 in Takeo and Preah Vihear Provinces, CSAF on behalf of Executing Agency of CBTRC facilitated a Wrap-up Meeting on Tuesday 19th September 2023 presided over by H.E. Kemreat Viseth, Chairman of CSAF and Coordinator of Executing Agency (EA) with participation of representative of Embassy of Japan in Cambodia, JICA representative, ADB delegation to Cambodia (ADB-CARM), MEF Expert Officers, and national and international project consultants.This meeting aims to share current overall project status; mission findings on project finance, procurement, safeguards, and gender status; and to discuss and agree on Action Plan to accelerate project progress in 2023.