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Agricultural interns off to Israel

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More than 200 students will be sent to Israel this month to complete agricultural internships.

Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon met the 210 students yesterday and told them to study hard during their time in Israel and bring back new farming techniques to the Kingdom.

“To contribute to the development of the agricultural sector in our country, you have to try hard and respect the rules during your internship period,” he said.

He noted that the country needs to develop human resources in the sector to support national growth and poverty reduction.

Ngo Bunthan, from the Royal University of Agriculture, said the main purpose of the internship is to give students the opportunity to exchange experiences with foreign professors.

“All the activities in the internship hold valuable capital for students,” he said. “After the completion of this internship, they can help the country.”

He added that students are departing in different groups this week.

The internship program, set up by RUA in collaboration with Israel’s Agro-Studies International Centre for Agricultural Interns, has been ongoing since 2008, according to the Agriculture Ministry.

“In the 11 years of this cooperation, 680 students have participated,” the ministry said in a statement this week.

Leng Chanthy, a student from the Royal University of Agriculture, said she is prepared to absorb as much information as possible during the 11-month programme.

“I will absorb knowledge as much as I can as I learn not only theory, but practice,” she said.

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