Battambang Provincial Administration Celebrates Award Receiving Ceremony and Award Parade That Battambang City of Battambang Province Awarded As 3rd ASEAN Clean Tourism City (2022 – 2024)

(Battambang): On the morning of January 23, 2022, the director of the tourism department, Mr/Mrs as the vice directors of the department, civil servants, and contract officials of the Battambang Provincial Tourism Department attended the “Award Receiving Ceremony and Award Parade That the Battambang City of Battambang Province Awarded As 3rd ASEAN Clean Tourism City (2022 – 2024)” in the perimeter of the street number 1, in front of the old provincial hall, under the presidencies of His Excellency Uy Ry, Chairman of Provincial Council and H.E. Sok Lou, Governor of Battambang Provincial Board of Governors, with the participation from Excellences, Lok Chum Teavs as the deputy governors, member of Battambang provincial council, leaderships, civil servants, three types of armed forces, members of Union of Youth Federations of Battambang, vendors, teachers, and students which are over 1, 000 participants.

Mr. Pheng Sethy, Governor of Battambang City, confirmed that the ceremony is celebrated following the Battambang city of Battambang province, together with two other cities of the Kingdom of Cambodia are Preah Sihanoukville of Preah Sihanouk province and Siem Reap city of Siem Reap province had been given the 3rd ASEAN Clean Tourism City Award for 2022 – 2024, and the Award Receiving Ceremony for ASEAN Clean Tourism City was recently held in Preah Sihanouk province on the occasion of the 40th ASEAN Tourism Forum 2022.

His Excellency Sok Lou, Governor of Battambang province, said that the 3rd ASEAN Clean Tourism City Award 2022 – 2024 which had been given to Cambodia’s three cities, including Battambang, Siem Reap, and Preah Sihanoukville this time is a regional level award, to be assessed and recognized by the ASEAN establishment. This award is a new achievement for our Battambang province which has clearly reflected the previous efforts made by the provincial administration, departments, and many other related institutions – in particular the Battambang Municipality, Provincial Tourism Department, and Provincial Department of Culture and Five Arts, which have directly worked on these tasks, he added. However, another important factor that has made our city clean, green, and led to be given this award is derived from all citizens’ pro-active contribution “State Institutions, Private Sectors, and Citizens for Clean City”.

Please be informed that, on last January 19, 2022, H.E. Sok Lou, Governor of Battambang province, attended the 40th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF 2022) and received the 3rd ASEAN Clean Tourist City Standard Award, presided over by His Excellency THONG Khon, Minister of Tourism and representatives coming from the ASEAN member nations in Sokha Beach Hotel, Preah Sihanouk province.

The award handover ceremony was done to strengthen the attractiveness and to increase the competitiveness of the ASEAN’s tourism cities as well as to improve the quality of tourism products and services at the ASEAN’s cities in compliance with the ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan 2016 – 2025 towards transforming ASEAN as a qualified, attractive, and warm tourist destination for tourists.

This competition has also urged the preparation of better living conditions of the people living in the urban in the ASEAN region and effectively contributed to sustainable, safe, and inclusive city development.

At last, His Excellency Sok Lou said that the Battambang Provincial Administration has firmly hoped that the people living in Battambang province to continue keeping greater sanitation and the public order for the sake of our city being given other awards and to attract tourists to come to visit more and more to Battambang province.