Thailand’s Rajamangala University of Technology plans to set up a tourism and hospitality institute in Siem Reap province to build the capacity of Cambodians working in the tourism sector.
The announcement was made yesterday at the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the university and the Ministry of Tourism.
“Once in operation, the institute will welcome Cambodian students and tour guides to be enrolled for courses that will focus on the tourism and hospitality sectors,” said Prasert Pinpathomrat, president of Rajamangala University.
“Since Cambodia’s tourism and hospitality industry is suffering from a shortage of qualified personnel, we would like to take this great opportunity to assist and develop human resources in Cambodia,” added Mr. Prasert.
“Our trainees will acquire industry skills that meet Asean standards.”
Minister of Tourism Thong Khon welcomed the university’s institute and said it would contribute towards improving services in the country’s tourism sector.
“There are many private institutes running tourism courses but quality ones, run by reputable institutions, are limited,” said Mr. Khon.
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