MoE To Change Natural Protected Areas into Ecotourism Development Ones

Ministry of Environment (MoE) has affirmed to transform natural protected areas into ecotourism development ones to improve local livelihoods through the creation of natural tourism sites and jobs as well as human resource training.

The plan was revealed by Minister of Environment H.E. Say Samal while co-chairing with Minister of Tourism H.E. Thong Khon a Forum on "Resilience of our People, Our Culture Heritage is our Identity, Environment is our Future", held here on Mar. 21.

H.E. Say Samal also suggested creating more schools so that children living in those areas will have a chance to be well educated.

H.E. Thong Khon supported the above-said initiative of MoE, mentioning that the growing middle class need two services the most: sports for health and entertainment which requires tourism sites.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press