Battambang Provincial Administration in Collaboration with Department of Tourism of Battambang Province and Department of Environment of Battambang Province Held a Congratulatory Ceremony on the 3rd World Cleanup Day and the World Tourism Day 2020 under the theme “Tourism and Rural Development”, in the Perimeter of Peace Dragon Garden, Battambang City

Battambang Provincial Administration in Collaboration with Department of Tourism of Battambang Province and Department of Environment of Battambang Province Held a Congratulatory Ceremony on the 3rd World Cleanup Day and the World Tourism Day 2020 under the theme “Tourism and Rural Development”, in the Perimeter of Peace Dragon Garden, Battambang City

In the morning of 05 October 2020, the Battambang provincial administration in collaboration with department of tourism of Battambang province and department of environment of Battambang province held the congratulatory ceremony on the 3rd World Cleanup Day and the World Tourism Day 2020 under the theme “Tourism and Rural Development”, in the perimeter of peace dragon garden, Battambang city and cleaned up sanitation, environment in the Battambang city, to be directly led by H.E. Nguon Ratanak, governor of Battambang province. The congratulatory ceremony on the 3rd World Cleanup Day and the World Tourism Day 2020, there are participation from board of governors of Battambang province, directors of department, units, institutions, and servants, military polices, teachers, students and many other citizens. Within the ceremony, Mr. Uch Um Phinisara, president of Battambang provincial department of tourism, red reports on tourism works as well as clean city works, and he said, adding that on last Friday, a department’s working group went to instruct the owners of all tourism business and service bases in Battambang city to follow as below:

  • To hold event of cleaning up sanitation and environment at their respective tourism business and service bases.
  •  Mainstreaming understanding to staffs about the maintaining of sanitation and environment in business bases and the public places.
  • Maintain accurately garbage collected.

After that, H.E. Nguon Ratanak, governor of Battambang province, red the congratulatory letter on the World Tourism Day 2020 of Samdech Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia. After the completion of reading congratulatory letter, all participants joined in cleaning up sanitation and environment, to be managed by Battambang administration, and directly led by the provincial governor. Please note that, the topic that United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) set up for World Tourism Day 2020 is “Tourism and Rural Development”, which in last Saturday 03 October 2020, at Sokhalay hotel, Siem Reap province, the Ministry of Tourism held congratulatory ceremony on World Tourism Day 2020 by having been laid out the 5 key points as following:

  • Tourism, Rural Development and COVID-19: tourism has been a foundation of livelihood for the rural communities especially in the developing countries. Upon prediction of the UNWTO, international tourists will decline in the gap of 60 – 80% in 2020; hence there will be immense impact over the livelihood and rural businesses. The world sees that intra-tourists will return ahead of international tourists. Therefore, if there is clear management, the rural communities will get many benefits especially the jobs opportunity creation, the livelihood increase, and the improvement of local economy for the people, acts.
  • Tourism Drives Rural Development: this sector has special capacity in supporting on the relive actions of the rural communities, assisting the local communities in recovering from Covid-19 crisis and boosting the inclusive and sustainable growth. The rural tourism development provides not only jobs opportunity and enhances the livelihood of the communities, but also contributes to dealing with the facing challenges with regard to climate change, immigration throughout actions such as the protection, and the conservation environment, natural sites, heritage, cultures, traditions, and local customs.
  • Infrastructure and Education Sector: rural tourism development requires a high consideration in developing infrastructure and training tourism professionals in line with social – economic requirements and the evolution of technology. Related institutions also play important role in ensuring the construction of enough hard infrastructures to make tourists are able to visit and get good experience easily from the rural sites especially ecotourism and agro-tourism.
  • The creation of additional and better jobs in the rural communities: the rural tourism development has created additional employments for the venerable groups such as women, young youths, as well as low skill people. Through the rural tourism product diversification, the newly jobs, creative ideas, and innovation will be established, as a supporting foundation to creative economy.
  • Newly Opportunities: throughout the visiting of tourists at rural areas, the communities have opportunity in getting newly ideas and being able to increase capacity in newly technology and innovation. The skill development, the access to finance, the infrastructural development, digital transformation, economic diversification,  new governance and the impact assessment should be placed as core point of the tourism recovery plan especially rural tourism in the direction to make communities have enough capability in developing tourism in their respective localities.
  • We all commit to maintain the peace to be forever stable even at any cost and believe that “Enjoy Peace, Enjoy Tourism and Development”.