His Excellency Nguon Ratanak Received Courtesy Call with H.E W.Patric Murphy, US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia at Meeting Room of Battambang Provincial Hall
On the Tuesday morning of January 19, 2021, H.E. Nguon Ratanak, governor of Battambang province, received a courtesy call by H.E. W.Patric Murphy, the US ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia to discuss on the efforts in enhancing cooperation between the Battambang administration, especially strengthening the friendship between Battambang administration and the United States of America as well. On that occasion, H.E. Nguon Ratanak, governor of Battambang province, thanked organizations receiving assistance from the US in assisting the people in Battambang province, on both agricultural and educational sectors which this has contributed with the Cambodian Royal Government in those fields. Battambang province is not differed to other provinces in Cambodia which experienced natural disasters such as floods, droughts, act, and for the latest flood, the Battambang provincial administration cooperated with armed forces and forces in timely immediate rescuing in order to avoid the people from being at risks effecting on the people lives and the provincial administration also immediately saved by distributing gifts as needed foods which were the precious gifts from Samdech Techo HUN SEN and Samdech Kralahom SAR KHENG and from many other generous people which all of those gifts were immediately taken to distribute the people so that they were able to temporary tackle for eating. The Royal Government released a new measure after the flood was the livelihood recovery for serious impacted people by releasing rice seeds and seeds of various crops in order for people to cultivate to increase their livelihood quickly after being impacted by the last flood, he said. In line with Covid-19 matter, H.E. Nguon Ratanak, governor of Battambang province, emphasized that the provincial administration organized high schools and secondary schools along the borders upon the instruction of Samdech Techo HUN SEN to be as quarantine centers for immigrant workers who just newly crossed borders from Thailand, which is having outbreak of Covid-19 in communities. The Battambang provincial administration has strictly taken measures for immigrant workers returning from Thailand by requiring them to be quarantined for 14 days, and along with this guideline implementation, the provincial administration organized task forces to educate the people to understand about matter of Covid-19. To any immigrant worker who is already quarantined for 14 days, determined by the ministry of health, they will be given a certificate to show the competence authorities that they have no Corona Virus (Covid-19) and are already quarantined, he said. He said, in addition that the matter of Covid-19 has effected on economy, livelihood and students making them unable to study, obviously such as schools which are taken to be as quarantine centers for immigrant workers returning from Thailand, have interrupted the process of enrollment of students at the border. Along with this, H.E Nguon Ratanak thanked the United States of America for providing assistance, on which there is a Peace Corp organization, as an organization assisting on education sector in Battambang province and at the schools as well. H.E W.Patric Murphy, the US Ambassador to Cambodia, expressed his appreciation to the Battambang provincial administration for its past efforts and the United States will continue cooperating in name of friendship tie, in particular resuming once again programs of Peace Corp organization in sending volunteers from the United States to help in education field, and also the first time in the world, Cambodia is best in preventing the spread of Covid-19 in time other countries at present are not able to continue the programs of Peace Corp organization due to the continuing spread of Covid-19.