Cambodia and Korea have recently held a kickoff meeting to officially launch the Capacity Building of Ears Nose Throat (ENT) Centre in Preah Ang Duong Hospital project.

The event took place at the Preah Ang Duong Hospital in Phnom Penh, in the presence of the Project Management Consulting (PMC) of the project; Soonchunhyang University Medical Centre, and the other experts from Ongodang Architects and Planners.

This meeting was also attended by Prof. Lou Lykheang, Director of Preah Ang Duong Hospital, KOICA Deputy Director in Cambodia, Mr. Kang Hwang Wook, and Dr. Yoo Byung Wook, Project Manager, PMC from Soonchunhyang University Medical Centre, and other relevant stakeholders with a total number of 30 participants.

According to a KOICA's press release AKP received yesterday evening, during the kickoff meeting, the PMC explained about the project background, approaches and activities, expected results, capacity of Soonchunhyang University Medical Centre, purpose of first visit, and the project team.

The objectives of this visit are to review and confirm the scope of work for overall project by reviewing the Record of discussion (signed in 2017), to research in fields of medical, nursing, facilities and biomedical equipment, and to conduct Project Kickoff.

The last day of the visit, both sides, Cambodia and Korea, agreed to sign the Minutes of Meeting (MM) as physical evidence and reports of witnesses for implementing the project in the forthcoming months.

The Government of the Republic of Korea, through Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), has provided US$8 million to Cambodia for the project Capacity Building of Ears Nose Throat (ENT) Centre in Preah Ang Duong Hospital with implementation period from 2018 to 2022. A five-storey building, equipped with advanced equipment for diagnosis, treatment and operation, will be constructed in Preah Ang Duong Hospital to help improve its medical services.

Besides upgrading physical infrastructure, the capacity of specialist doctors and staff will be advanced via provision of in-service training programme and transferring advanced knowledge and sharing experience from Korean doctors.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press