The Apsara Authority yesterday hosted a medical training course in conjunction with a Japanese NGO to train its tourist officers in first aid.
Apsara Authority spokeswoman Chau Sun Kirya said about 40 tourist officers took part in the course, which focussed on aiding victims of heart attacks, treating flesh wounds and saving people from drowning.
The Japanese medical trainers, from the Love Organisation, led the training course, which will be offered again in February 2018.
“The Apsara Authority asked them help train our officials on how to rescue tourists when they are in need,” said Ms Kirya, noting the course also touched on helping people who are choking on food.
She added that having tourism officers trained in first aid would help boost tourism since it would make tourists feel safer.
Yesterday’s course was the third training course on first aid provided to staff and officials working at Angkor Park in Siem Reap province.