The Embassy of France in Cambodia hosted the first edition of France-Cambodia Research Days at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) in Phnom Penh on Mar. 29-30.
The event was presided over by H.E. Mrs. Phoeurng Sackona, Cambodian Minister of Culture and Fine Arts, and Ambassador of France to Cambodia H.E. Mrs. Eva Nguyen Binh.
As part of the French Fortnight in Phnom Penh from March 17-30, the Days aims to encourage Cambodian students and teachers to pay more attention to research for national development as well as give a chance for gathering and building network among various milieus.
The work of 30 Cambodian students and young researchers were showcased at a forum on new research and innovations organised along with conference, presentations and round-table discussion.
The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) has been paying attention to thesis research and development in order to respond to the country's development needs. Recently, Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen said the RGC is determined to raise the spending on thesis research and development to 0.2 percent of the GDP by 2020, 1 percent by 2025 and 1.5 percent by 2030. Cambodia, he continued, intends to increase the number of full-time researchers up to 2,000 by 2030.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press