Royal Academy of Cambodia and Ministry of Tourism Signed on Memorandum of Understanding on Human Resource Development in Tourism

Royal Academy of Cambodia and Ministry of Tourism Signed on Memorandum of Understanding on Human Resource Development in Tourism

(Phnom Penh): Royal Academy of Cambodia and Ministry of Tourism reached at signing official Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase a closer cooperation in human resource development in the qualified and effective tourism; as leaders of the two institutions expressed the work is the first necessary requirement in strengthening tourist destinations in the country. The Memorandum of Understanding Ceremony was signed by H.E. Dr. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism and H.E. Sok Touch, President of Royal Academy of Cambodia, in the evening of 26 August 2020, at the office of Ministry of Tourism.

H.E. Thong Khon said that the memorandum of understanding is focused mainly on the promoting and the strengthening partnership cooperation in driving tourism vocational training, human resource development and the researching in tourism forwards to contribute to boosting tourism development, and transform Cambodia to a global – level attractive tourist destination and provide the warmth to the visited tourists in Cambodia.

In the framework of training and human resource development in tourism (both public and private), and laid out vision “One Staff, One Skill” forwards to improving professional tourism service quality and in consistent with Asean, regional, international and global capacity standards throughout organizing Up-Skilling and Reskilling in response to human resource requirements in Cambodian tourism, he added. In particular, to make the studying available at everywhere and every time, and to be able to improve life-long learning, the Ministry of Tourism established and put Online Tourism Professional Training Management System in practice, consisting of her website www.tptd.rog.

H.E. Dr. Sok Touch said, after the signing on memorandum of understanding, the Royal Academy of Cambodia set the cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism to act on training on hotel and hospitality, food and beverages as well as the exchanging of national and international experts, and the experts in public and private dimensions, being together to create vision on tourism for the nation.  He said, in addition that, in the cooperation, the Royal Academy of Cambodia plans to formulate a China Ready Centre to train Chinese language. In other words, the Royal Academy of Cambodia has also cooperation with Institute of Confucius, at the 23 branches throughout Cambodia.

He said, from now on Cambodia not only has human resources for meeting tourism requirement in the country, but also be able to import human resources, to be domestic trained, to work outside the country. Within another additional interview with the journalists, H.E. President of Royal Academy of Cambodia showcased ambition of wanting to join hand with ministry of tourism, private sector, and development partners in developing tourist destinations at Lonle Sap areas,  Techo Sen Russey Trip National Park, ecotourism areas at provinces, being able to provide high safety to tourists in this new stage.

He said Cambodia is of numerous tourism potentialities, up to there have no other countries like Cambodia; hence Cambodia, herself has to join altogether in strongly tourism development in order to lure tourists to come to visit more and more; when arriving, have to make them stay longer, even though they need to leave out, need to make them wish to get back, make them say “see you again”, not make them get disappointed and unpleasant and not want to come back to Cambodia, not make them mention “say good bye forever”. Please inform that, the outcome of today memorandum of understanding is another new step of cooperation and partnership between Cambodian Ministry of Tourism and Royal Academy of Cambodia; as the two leaders showed firmly confident that the memorandum of understanding is an effective tool in boosting cooperation on tourism vocational training and human resource development and the researching in tourism between the two institutions,​ as intellectual resources training and development institutions in Cambodia.