The government is cooperating with a Chinese firm to create online courses teaching various skills to Cambodian learners.
Already established in China, the courses will be translated from Chinese to Khmer in order to be accessible to all learners in the kingdom.
Labour Minister Ith Samheng met with a Chinese delegation led by Jiang Hao, director of Joint Capital Investment and Management Company, at the ministry.
Mr Samheng told reporters that he believed the online courses would be successful because they don’t require much budget and could be accessed by a large number of people.
“After discussing and learning about the benefits of online training, we agreed for the ministry and this Chinese company to cooperate to create online training for Cambodians,” Mr Samheng said.
He said online training would be focussed on skills needed in Cambodia, such as industry, service, architecture, and more.
“We want this project to start as soon as possible, but we need time to translate the programme from Chinese to Khmer, and to decide what skills are needed specifically,” he said.
Mr Samheng said all citizens could learn, but they had to know how to use the internet and may have to pay a small fee to access the websites.
Mr Jiang said in the meeting that China wanted to share this programme with Cambodia because it had been really helpful for the economic development of China.
“If we create this project in Cambodia, it will not only contribute to developing human resources, but also help the economic development of the country as a whole,” he said.