Swiss Government Continues to Support on Tourism Cooperation for 2022-2025!

Swiss Government Continues to Support on Tourism Cooperation for 2022-2025!

(Phnom Penh): On June 03, 2021, His Excellency Ny Phally, Undersecretary of State of the Ministry of Tourism, led a working group to attend in the Consultative Meeting on Draft of Swiss Mekong Regional Cooperation Program 2022 – 2025, to be organized by Council for Development of Cambodia (CDC) and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) with the outcomes as following:

  1. The meeting agreed on the propose of the Ministry of Tourism to link the Agricultural Development Project which has been being carried out, and in 2020 – 2025 plan forwards transforming agro – tourism products which provide additional value to agricultural products and drive the development of on the site exportation through tourism sector.
  2. The meeting agreed to view on additional supportive possibility to the Ministry of Tourism in the process of building up national qualifications framework for tourism professionals for more advanced levels which In the past, it has supported the development of national qualifications level 2, professional certificate 1 to promote consistent training and assessment and enable lifelong learning opportunities for tourism professionals.
  3. The meeting, the Swiss party in particular agreed and has been preparing the study on additional supportive project to tourism community and ecotourism developments in the Northeast region, in addition to supporting on skills development in the communities which it has done in the past.
  4. The meeting supported and raised the need for promoting online training in the period of the pandemic of COVID-19 and in consistent with the context of industrial revolution 4.0.

Please be reminded that, previously through cooperation between Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Ministry of Tourism achieved the major outcomes include: (1) Trained and built capacity for 91 master trainers and national master assessors, (2) Trained on 160 youths (60 women) who lost opportunity to catch up tourism skills in full – time VET, (3) Trained tourism professionals who are serving in In – House training of 389 (200 women), (4) Trained tourism professionals at the direct tourism business bases and tourism communities in the form of Hospitality Coaching Program of 480, (5) Contributed to improving the mechanism of Recognition of Prior Learning which assessed and recognized tourism professionals of 1, 167 (561 women), (6) Revised ASEAN Training Program to Cambodian Hospitality Training Program (HoKa), which it has made an easy for sub-national training, and (3) Promoted online training (AJAR Cloud LMS) to trainers of 250 who are resting and losing jobs due to COVID-19 disease.