The First workshop on Exchange Experiences of the Cambodia Korea Alumni Association that was supported by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) was held on august 29, 2008 at Imperial Hotel under the presidency of Prof. Chhour Y Meng, President of the Cambodia Korea Alumni Assoicaiton (CAMKAA) and the Director of the National Pediatric Hospital, and Mr. Kim Byung-gwan, Representative of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
Prof. Chhour Y Meng said that this was the first time that the association was organized the workshop. The main goal of this workshop was to share experiences among members from one filed to another field and from one ministry to another ministry. There were 5 speakers from 5 ministries, the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy, Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Ministry of Rural Development and Ministry of Health.
Mr. Kim Byung-gwan, Representative of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to the Kingdom of Cambodia stated that KOICA is currently performing various kinds of cooperation program in Cambodia. KOICA is providing some big and important projects in various kinds of fields; for the training programs, KOICA is inviting more than 100 Cambodians to Korea every year, and KOICA is dispatching Korean Experts and Volunteers to Cambodia to share their knowledge, know-how, skills and experiences with Cambodian people.
Mr. Kim Byung-gwan went on to say that KOICA’s Development Cooperation Programs have made a significant contribution in this regard, with a total of 1,044 Cambodian participants invited to Korea from 1994 to 2007 for various training and study courses. They have visited Korea and shared with Korea’s economic, industrial, technological and management experience and expertise, as well as having had the opportunity to glimpse the history and culture of the country and its people and they are all become dear friends of Korea.